Poetry Archive

Promesa de Madre

Cuando yo tenga hijos, 
Yo no les voy a pegar 
¿Como podría levantarle a mano 
A un ser que se parece a mi?

Cuando yo tenga hijos, 
Yo no les voy a insultar con palabras filosas
Porque el amor verdadero 
No debe herir ni doler. 

Porque la relación entre padre e hijo 
No se debe basar en el odio 
Ni el miedo.

Image by Obed Esquivel

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Daisy Muñoz is a Mexican writer and visual artist raised in Hawthorne, CA, on the outskirts of the Greater Los Angeles Area. She frequently addresses race, gender, mental health, and cultural identity in the U.S. as the eldest daughter of immigrants. Daisy graduated from UC Davis with an undergraduate degree in History and Spanish. She currently lives in San Francisco.