So Many Bad People in My Town

Esperanza

There are so many bad people in my town.

They deprive us of

basic things we need to buy

for our children.

Food.

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They burn our cars.

They burn our businesses.

They make our children:

afraid to go to school

afraid to play outside

afraid to walk home from school.

These bad people do not respect us.

They do not respect our children.

Worse:

They do evil things to our children.

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Our children are

scared, fearful, afraid.

They cry.

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I do not want to be locked up with my children.

I feel only fear.

I am here for a better future.

for my family

for my children

for me.

We came here to be safe.

Mother 3-19-16

Hope: Past, Present Future

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