Dreams and hopes

I am from where hope is nothing but a word

and everyone knows each other

It sucks being poor

you start to believe you're meant to be poor

you're ugly and stupid.

its terrifying

I am from art because

words are unpredictable

words are too limited

Pictures are more unbderstandable

I want to go to stanford and be an architect

i want to make a sculpture

and be remembered

as one the greats

i am from where my family sticks like gorilla glue

we all live together

same house

except for my sister i miss her

poverty does not show you nothing

but being poor

and others judging

the lifestyle you live

Martin Rodriguez

poem by Martin Rodriguez