Covid-19 Poems by Juan J. Gonzalez Jr.

2 Bay Area poems written by Juan J Gonzalez for the coronavirus world. July 31st 2020 (R).

Photos above: Daughter of Juan who works in the veterinarian hospital all during the pandemic.
Photos below: Family of Juan.

 

Underneath this each mask:

Underneath each mask lives a beautiful soul that seeks peace
that stands up for Injustice and seeks Justice
that speaks for those who are afraid to speak lest they lose their lives
Underneath each mask
Lies the unspoken words with music from the balconies
And prayers said in the hospital stairways
Underneath each Mask
Is old soul trying to live another day
Underneath each mask
Is the kindness and respect for each other’s lives
Underneath each mask
We smile and we cry
Underneath each mask
There are kisses combined with embraces of love and comfort
Underneath each mask
We are all the same
One human race
One human face
One human heart
Underneath each mask
Let us not divide and fall apart
Let us climb to the mountaintop together
And see tomorrow again
Underneath each mask
I say I am sad I am happy I am alive
And I am Loved.

 

Family gallery:

 

We will be heard:

AS SO MANY TRY TO TRASH OUR RACE IT IS OUR CULTURE
OUR FAMILY THAT THEY TRY TO ERASE
BUT OUR WORK IS WHAT THEY WILL NOT DO
AND YET WE WORK FOR OUR CHILDREN TOO
THIS IS A LAND MADE BY IMMIGRANTS
AND WE ARE ALL AMERICANS- NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH
WE WORK THEIR LANDS AND MOP THEIR FLOORS
COOK THEIR MEALS
WASH DISHES AND DO MANY OTHER CHORES
AS WE STILL TAKE CARE OF THEIR YOUNG AND OLD
YET THEY TELL US THAT FOR THEM
WE ARE BUT A HUMAN TOLL
FOR THIS AND MUCH MORE
WE HAVE BECOME THEIR CRIMINALS
SOME FORGOTTEN SOULS

NO MORE NO MORE
OUR SWEAT WILL NOT FALL
FOR THESE PEOPLE WHO CALL

SOMOS CHICANOS
HISPANICOS
LATINOS
MESTIZOS
CHINITOS
FILIPINOS
INDIOS , NERGRITOS AND MUCH MORE
AND WE WILL MARCH
SPEAK DEMAND TO SAVE OUR PEOPLE
THEIR HANDS
THEIR FEET
HEARTS AND MINDS
THEIR MUSIC AND WRITTEN WORDS
FOR THIS THE ” AMOR” THE LOVE OF WHO WE REALLY ARE
AS IT BIND US TOGETHER UNTIL
THOSE WHO CALL WILL RESPECT US
AS A PEOPLE OF LOVE AND A DIGNITY
THAT WILL NEVER FALTER
OR EVER FALL