This day starts like any other as if
not knowing what transpired this
triumphant, historical day in May. Is
the victory over France ours or your(s)?
Why do you celebrate as if it’s your birthday?
You Americans will take any excuse to party and
carry on. This is not even a holiday for us; you
don’t take a moment to consider what are
our thoughts. The Battle of Puebla left many dead,
but we are thankful that we prevailed. Do
you want to rejoice with us? Then join as we
observe our independence in September and stay
by our side in honor of the voices that went silent
throughout our history to bring us freedom . As
we mark that date with festivals, we entertain the
gatherings in joy and a sheet
gently spreads over us with gratitude. You
are invited to share as we remember those who died
so that we now live in liberty, and out from under.
Click here to see where my inspiration came from for the prompt today: PBS’s Weekly Poem for May 7, 2012 by Naomi Shihab Nye “Cinco de Mayo”
De is our host at dVerse’s Meeting the Bar and shares a poetic form called The Golden Shovel. Come by and see her instructions on this interesting prompt!