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Published On: Wed, Feb 17th, 2010

The Poetry Of Luz Burgos: Cancion Poderosa

This poem is part of a special presentation of The Poetry of Señoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. If you are interested in seeing the entire collection of poetry submitted by this organization, click here.


CANCION PODEROSA

By: Luz Burgos 

Blurb:

I wrote this poem to connect the fact
that  women are and were apart of the struggle towards social justice
in a world that is constantly working towards the amaricanizing of people
of color.  
 
 

As I recall, Como Yo  Lo Recuerdo

Walking alongside my SISTERS

Chained

Chained by the oppressor!

Who tried to keep US! Keep us away
from…

NUESTRA CULTURA, NUESTRA CANCION

Our Culture, Our Song

CAMINO CON MI CORANZON, 

Mi Corazon en mi ALMA

Con el ORGULLO de MI descendencia

RECUERDA!

Remember the Nights,

The MANY nights

When RINGS of rust formed around, AROUND!

Our ANKLES and WRIST

Orange BLOOD, Brown BLOOD

Cutting through our skins

Our skin the color of the earth

Walking in a place, in a place

We have grown to call home

NUNCA MATARON NUESTRA CANCION

They never killed our song

Desde la Isla del el Canto  

Toco, Toco, Toco, Toco

Vejigante come coco

Pan y Cebolla

Vejigante a la bolla

Esa Vieja es Bruja

Bruja es

Y tiene los Ojos

Color Cagfe  

Y hasta nuestra Africa

To our motherland Africa  

Funga Alafia, ache, ache, 
Funga Alafia, ache, ache. 
 

Nuesta Canciones VIVEN, Our Songs Live

Walking IN FRONT and IN BACK of our
Sisters

We are our strength

Somos nuestro poder

The Unity

La Union

Of our people, Nuestra Gente

Is our Survival  

Somos Mujes, Mujeres de Poder

We are Women,

Women of Power

Mujeres de Orgullo,

Women of Pride 

The Poetry Of Luz Burgos: Cancion Poderosa