El lenguaje que no tiene nieto
Written by: Nayelly Torres
Immigrants came from the motherland in search of a better life
To raise the future generations and provide
Our culture, morals, beliefs, and language is to be passed down
From one generation to the other
But assimilation is a dangerous thing where generations start to lose
What makes them unique
El lenguaje que recibimos de España
What we use to express ourselves and to differentiate
Between our American counterparts
It is hard to believe
But it does exist
El español no tiene nieto
And it will cease to exist.
My name is Nayelly Torres, an Afro-Latina that is currently a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island. I was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island and I am half Dominican and half Puerto Rican.