In America A girl can be crowned a princess for her beauty and her grace. But an Aztec princess is chosen for her blood, to fight for her people as papi and his father fought against those who say we are less than they are Who say we are not equal in beauty and in blessings. It was the first day of school and I was waiting for my father to take me to the bus, and I saw the war for the first time. They took my father for retaliation. He was innocent but they took him because he was respected by my people. They called my people a gang because we fight for our America. When I got my initiation into the gang life I became third generation. They beat you so you won’t break. They are my family.