Welcome to the Guam IRA Anthology!

If you would like the opportunity to have your poetry/stories published in our inaugural Guam IRA online anthology, there’s still time! However, you must be a current IRA member and have attended at least two general membership meetings to have your work considered for inclusion in our online anthology. Please be sure to see the IRA Membership Chair or e-mail iraguam@gmail.com. Si Yu'os Ma'ase'!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

My Plate Is Me!

Chagi!  Chagi!
Red rice yan
Bunelos dagu
Yan Ginataan.

Boka culture
Yan family bonds.
Boka respect
Yan Guahan.

Try!  Try!
Red rice and
Dagu donuts
And Ginataan.

Consume culture
And family bonds.
Take in respect
And the island of Guam.

Half Chamorro
Half Filipino
And entirely English —
Can’t you see!
Proud of my life!
Proud of my voice!
Proud of my culture!
My plate is me!


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