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Crece donde estás plantado (Grow where you are planted)

Ingrid Cedeno   |   April 04, 2018
2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident Ingrid Cedeno2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident Ingrid Cedeno

Crece donde estás plantado

Como latina, tus raíces se plantan en casa, donde está tu familia.

Mis raíces están fundadas

Soy una latina
Mis raíces están plantadas donde pueden crecer.
Ellos son nutridos con amor y apoyo.

Mis raíces están desarraigadas

Soy una latina
criado en California
Con un bronceado bronceado,
arena entre los dedos de los pies,
Y el agua goteando de mi cabello

Mis raíces se muestran,

Soy una latina
Apasionado,
cuidando,
soñador,
Tengo alas de mariposa

Eso es lo que soy
Una latina
Raíces con valores internos
Alas de independice
Volar como un pájaro enjaulado tratando de encontrar su destino.

Mis raíces son más de un hogar

Viviendo un sueño salvaje desde el sur de California hasta el soleado desierto de Sonora.

Extendí mis alas
He llevado mis raíces
He decidido dónde crecerán.

Soy una latina

Cuyas raíces se vuelven cada vez más fuertes

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As a Latina, your roots are planted at home where your family is.

My roots are grounded

I am a Latina
My roots are planted where they can grow.
They are nurtured with love and support.

My roots are uprooted

I am a Latina
raised in California
With a sun kissed tan,
sand between my toes,
And water dripping from my hair

My roots are showing,

I am a Latina
Passionate,
caring,
dreamer,
I’ve got wings of a butterfly

That’s who I am
A Latina
Roots with inner values
Wings of independence
Flying like a caged bird trying to find its destiny.

My roots are more than one home

Living a wild dream from Southern California to the sunny Sonoran desert.

I have spread my wings
I have carried my roots
I have decided where they will grow.

I am a Latina
Whose roots are just getting stronger.

Inspired by Denis Waitley's "Roots and Wings" poem

Ingrid Cedeno is a 2017-18 NBA XPLOR Resident in Tucson-Marana, AZ. She serves at Desert Dove Christian Church and Interfaith Community Services.

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NBA XPLOR is a 10-month service residency opportunity for young adults ages 21-30, with the purpose of empowering young adults to discern and develop a "heart for care" as they live together in simple community, engage in direct service and justice work, engage in leadership development, and discern their vocational calls to honor the various communities they are called to serve. Learn more and apply at nbacares.org/xplor.

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