I AM LUISA

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∞Aaron Amesquita

I am Luisa

Born and raised in Durango, Mexico

I’VE FOUGHT, I’VE STRUGGLED

I’ve done everything, I’ve felt everything,

From Love to Death

I was in love with the man

Who I would end up giving everything for

Having two kids with this man

Knowing this place wasn’t good for them

We began our journey

We met this man

We paid for our kids and me

There were so many people with us

My kids were tired, I put them on my back

Crossing the desert

The faces of those from the start were gone

DEAD

DEAD

DEAD

Dying was not an option

As We Cross the river

As We Cross the fence

As We Cross into America

I look back to see only

The man

I am Jesus

Born and raised in Durango, Mexico

NO FOOD

Days we will not eat

7

I started working

Bringing little food home

We Ate, No School

Only work

4 am To 10 pm

Just surviving

14

Farm work

Getting paid American Dollars

27

Ive made it to America

I am Guadalupe

Born in America

9 brothers and sisters

Age 15, I had my first child

I wasn’t wanted by family

Shamed, Shamed, Shamed

My husband took us away

Starting over

I was only a girl

Only 15

I cried myself to sleep

Age 18, I had my second child

I began to help support our family

Working and working and working

Coming home late just to see my own kids

Scared of this strange women

I’m your mom

I’m your mom

I’m your mom

I am Aaron

Born in America

Moving, always moving

Never staying in one place

New friends, new faces

I hated it

Finally came to San Diego

We Stayed

Growing up, sleeping on the floor

Not knowing how much other had over me

Middle school

People, my friend, my teacher

Everything began to fade into darkness

DEATH

I’ve try to take my own life only to fail

High School

Nothing became better,

Darkness, over came

Learning to smile, so other wouldn’t know

Pain, crying myself

Why did I hate myself so much?

Why must I be in pain always?

DEATH

I’ve to take my life

12 graded

Friends, family, teacher

I was okay

I told myself I was okay

College

I was okay

Am I okay?

The odds are great

But my spirit is strong,

My faith unbreakable,

My blood is pure.

I am Aztec prince and Christian Christ.

I SHALL ENDURE!

I WILL ENDURE!