Ode to Cesar Chavez
Today, the world celebrated your 86th birthday.
Today, I write to you in this form for the first time in 17 years.
From the farms to the www,
State Holiday in California, Colorado and Texas.
Many people call your name,
other people “google” your name.
Cesar Chavez, the man,
Cesar Chavez, the labor leader,
Cesar Chavez, the civil rights activist.
Would you fight for what is right?
Would you die for what is right?
Would you boycott and go on hunger strikes for what is right?
You gave voice to those whose rights got forgotten,
You helped those who thought they had no choice.
From good son, good husband, good father, good man;
A Mexican American that knew what to do
and inspired a movement.
Who would have thought that your birth date today created a controversy?
Is it your legacy?
Is it your name?
Is it that your dream is finally becoming a reality?
Have your voice been heard?
Have your sacrifice gotten rewarded?
Cesar Chavez, your name…
I didn’t know, now I do.
In the farms, in the www…
That’s your birthday present.
Happy birthday, Viva Don Cesar Chavez!
I’m sure that wherever you are now,
you are continuing leading the movement for what’s right.
Posted on March 31, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged American Dream, cesar chavez, civil rights, dreams, google doodle 3/31/13, hispanic, immigrants, Immigration, immigration problems, Latinos, Success. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.