I come from a beautiful country 

I come from a beautiful country 

Half of the people in my home island 

They are poor just like me 

My last day in my home island was 3 days after my 

Birthday, when I came to the mainland I felt sad because I left my island

I feel Happy, and Sad

I cry and feel 


My first day of school I felt sad because In that time I didn’t even know the language

The people were mean to me because they thought I came from another country.

~ Alanis Ayala, 15 years old, Puerto Rico