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Poem: To The Primo I Never Knew

To the primo I never knew To live and die by the gun The calling of the streets Crawling under the rug The subway rats creeping in the fog Catch you slipping like a deep sleep Fingers on the trigger light up the streets For a moment reality creeps in A fight breaks out from […]

POEM: TO ALL THOSE THAT I KNEW

To all those that I knew Taken away from the arms of love ones Taken by the barrel of the gun Oppressed from the reality of self All for one piece of land Which belonged to a system and not one Yet to die and to live was but a vapor in this land Oppressed […]

Poem: A piece of heaven

A claim to the piece of the jungle The concrete jungle known by all Their little piece of heaven They claim to own yet they are but slaves Slaves to a system that feeds on them In a jungle created In a jungle death found Yet they continue to claim what once belonged to them […]

POEM: MY BARRIO

The vato screams “This is my barrio” Yet he is a puppet to the streets A number to the rest A vato that has been lied to Thinking it belongs to him But on the concrete his soul will fade away My barrio Just a lie brought about by a way out But when the […]

POEM: A CYCLE

Like a cycle The story is never ending A drunk of a father A mother consumed by the power of the unknown drugs And yet there you see on the floor A baby with no hope from within As he grows all you see is a house filled with the darkness of no love Yet […]

POEM: THE DARKNESS SO HEAVY

This night I will never forget How in a twinkling of an eye darkness filled the air A Vato so strong I had become Meeting those cats would be what I had wished There I stood in their midst But darkness filled the air that very night I felt their evil all around me I […]

POEM: Where you from?

He tells me, “don’t wear that” I tell him, “no mi importa” Decked out with my blue flannel shirt, I walk to the place of my education, Time passes by and break is upon us, I walk to eat and stopped by the fence, A cholo looks and tells me, “hey, where you from?” My […]