Phillip Ramirez<br />November 24, 2010<br />Period 5 HWL<br />Son of the Aztecs<br />I am from wandering in the jungle,<br...
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I am Poem: Son of the Aztecs

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A creative poem illustrating the major events in the Aztec Empire's history from a first person point of view.

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I am Poem: Son of the Aztecs

  1. 1. Phillip Ramirez<br />November 24, 2010<br />Period 5 HWL<br />Son of the Aztecs<br />I am from wandering in the jungle,<br />Looking for a place to call our own.<br />From finding a perfect spot,<br />Then being swept away in a great battle.<br />I am from Tenochtitlan, the great island city,<br />Where towers and palaces dominate the sky.<br />Where mile long bridges cross an enormous lake<br />From I have to walk that mile just to get home. <br />I am from the marketplace buzzing with activity,<br />Where people push one another to get a look at the vendors.<br />From finding goods of every kind,<br />From metal working and pottery to fine art and clothing.<br />I am from the farm that floats,<br />From working all day to feed a great city.<br />I am from the taxes of a king,<br />Where all our hard work goes to feed his belly.<br />I am from the sun god needing strength,<br />From captives being lead into the temple,<br />From their cries of help and mercy,<br />From none coming out but the sun rising the next day.<br />I am from the great temples of my people,<br />Where the sun shines through the cracks,<br />Creating amazing images of the stars.<br />I am from climbing the steps to the top,<br />From being met with the greatest view of the city.<br />I am from our god coming as a strange man,<br />From over 800 of them marching into our city.<br />I am from victims of a disease of spots,<br />From war with this “God”,<br />From him stabbing our leader with a sword of steel.<br />I am from fighting for life,<br />From escaping back into the jungle.<br />From finally becoming a true son of the Aztecs. <br />

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