El Norte

EN EL NORTE
La Jaula de Oro was the corrido the story the myth
That later on took a life of its own
As a child, the Speakers of my dads 73’ Caprice Classic echoed the tune of Los Tigres del Norte.
Que El Norte was the way to salvation.
That once we crosses the imaginary wall from Tijuana.
We would have Freedom and Dignity.
That we could not be granted in a third world County Like our Mexico natal so they said 
That with hard work we would be accomplished and be rewarded with acceptance, with impeccable work ethic.
That the Golden state was going to compensate us with lots of Dolares.
That mint green paper that read: “In God we trust” like Propaganda in the bill of rights. The only right is to give up your humanity for this greedy Nation.

--Luis G., Adult