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Published On: Thu, Apr 23rd, 2009

Urban Jibaro’s Poetry: Juan Del Pueblo





This piece was inspired when Hector Luis Rivera Ortiz was asked about the death of Don Filiberto Ojeda Rios at a protest at FBI Headquarters while we talked with Papoleto about the struggle for Puerto Rican Independence. The journalist asked Hector "if he wanted to be on TV?" and then started asking him questions about Don Filiberto and specifically why he was there…it got really funny he asked his name and Hector simply replied…Juan. When asked his last name…Hector said my name is Juan, Juan Del Pueblo. At that moment…without saying anything, said more than anyone could have said in any soundbyte… El Pueblo was in mourning.

Buen provecho….

Juan Del Pueblo
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I see you man

Juan Del Pueblo
You stand when he cannot
You speak when he cannot

Lo tumbaron a el pero no a ti
He lives thru you…

I see you companero
You raise the bar
Even when live is hard
I can see your spiritual scars

But you still stand when he cannot
You still speak when he cannot

Lo tumabaron a el pero no a ti
He lives thru you…

I see you companero
You raise the bar
Even when life is hard
Your words heal my spiritual scars

All we have is right and wrong…
I will join you juan… as we sing this independentista song…

De libertad…de libertadad…de libertadad.

As I am,
George Torres
The Urban Jibaro
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Urban Jibaro’s Poetry: Juan Del Pueblo