Bronx, NY

by Mauricio | April 6, 2018
Poetry Contest 2018

Sounds of My Barrio


Where I am from…

Lady Liberty, she never sleeps

She watches over the people of la Gran Manzana

On a good day we don’t fear the sirens,

I like to tune the sounds out with Bachata

And pretend that someday the madness will become...

A love song

Because Arroz con Pollo is better while shared in good company


Where I am from…

It’s okay not to be “Made in America”

Because I was made by the water

Just not the Hudson

In my Bronx Barrio everyone there was just like me

Sun-kissed, caramel complected with salsa rhythms in their eyes

That dances through the streets of Soundview

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