I choose to write a poem because poetry stimulates our brain to feel emotion. I hoped that by writing a poem, my words would have an emotional impact to the reader and be remembered. I want readers to feel the pain and agony of the Salvadorian citizens who had to survive El Mozote massacre. My poem used literary devices such as rhyme scheme and pathos. The Miracle Who Survives is a poem about a child who is hiding away from the Salvadorian Army, frightened that he would be the next victim. However, determined to be brave and create change for the state of the country.
Any minute now I can be snapped
I am afraid
All I’ve done is obeyed and prayed
I will not them take hold of me
I will flee, soon be free
My village, Morazán
Their plan just began
Massacring many souls
Why must they be in control?
The screams of innocent lives
Will I be the one to survive?
I will take hold
I won’t be patrolled
I am the miracle who survived this misfortune
I won’t sell my soul, even if it’s a fortune
Because I will make justice
And spark hope to the numbness
I will vanish the dead’s ador
And safe El Salvador
I am the miracle who survived this misfortune / I won’t sell my soul, even if it’s a fortune