Goodbye of the Immigrant

By:  Yamila Garcia

 

 

URUGUAY, MY NATIVE LAND,

MY HOME, MY PAST,

MY PRESENT NOW,

MY FUTURE I DONíT KNOW,

BUT IT WILL ALWAYS BE MY COUNTRY.

 

GOD GAVE ME THE BLESSING,

TO BE BORN, TO GROW,

AND TO BE PROUD,

TO BE URUGUAYAN.

 

I CAME TO CANADA

TO FOLLOW MY PARENTS,

LEAVING BEHIND MEMORIES

OF ONE APPARENT HAPPINESS.

 

GODD BYE, MY LOVELY COUNTRY;

I WILL CARRY YOU IN MY HEART.

 

PLEASE DONíT JUDGE ME

FOR LEAVING MY NATIVE LAND,

BECAUSE THE FAULT WAS

POVERTY,

AND THE NECCESSITY

OF A BETTER LIFE.

 

ONE DAY, I WILL BE BACK

TO MEET MY LAND,

MY SISTERS, MY GRANDPARENTS,

MY OLD FRIENDS, AND

I HOPE THAT WHAT I DID

WAS FOR THE BEST.

 

GOODBYE, NOW AND FOREVER,

MY COUNTRY, MY HOME,

URUGUAY.

 

URUGUAY, I ALWAYS CARRY YOU IN MY HEART.