2013 GUESTBOOK 74: “My Brown Skinned Boy” (by Abel Martinez)

Abel.

My brown skin boy

Will you ever see

What came before

You came to be?

Your cactus heart,

Nopal, nopal!

The earth has been

Your own.  

 

My brown skin boy

Will you ever see

What you need to be?

Nuestra tierra

Wrought in sweat

Leaves clues for

You and me.

 

Este vida luminado

Begs your dreams on high.

Bigger still

The feathered ones

The ones who

Dreamed  the sky.

Do you know

My brown skin boy

That this is why you fly?

 

Before the rivers

Ran with pain

Before the wire

Ripped our skin

The People of The Sun

Moved  wind

So you can go beyond.

 

My brown skin boy

Hold it high

Your head

Your heart

You native cry

Your skin is brown

And that is why

There is a fire

A burning fire,

A fire in your eyes.

(© Abel Martinez, 2012)

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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One Response to 2013 GUESTBOOK 74: “My Brown Skinned Boy” (by Abel Martinez)

  1. Abel Martinez says:

    Thank you, KP, for featuring my poem! Greatly appreciated.
    Abel

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