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La Virgencita de Boyle Heights

I belong to you and we belong together

By Rub?n Funkahu?tl Guevara
Published on LatinoLA: May 5, 2003


La Virgencita de Boyle Heights


Virgencita
Your serene sensual smile breathes eternal bliss
Carries me through streets
Of hope and despair
Of pain and alegr?a
Through broken homes and dreams

Virgencita
Your immaculate soul breathes through the sacred pores of my sinful skin
I can taste it in the heat of chiles and passion
In the sweet smell of fresh masa and lipstick
In the ecstasy of mole poblano and salvation
In the pure innocence of
quincea?eras
bodas
bautismos
In the stark bitter truth of death

Virgencita
I see sense and feel your elegant incandescent grace
Radiate and shine
Through the playful eyes and sonrisas of the hungry children
In the desperate tears of
los desesperados
en los ojos sabios de los abuelitos y abuelitas
In the primal soulful grito del mariachi
In the lurid glow of morning neon
In the perfect promise of tomorrow

Virgencita
Please watch over me
Cover me
With your benevolent luminous angel baby eyes
Follow me
With your generous divine compassion
Lead me
To the altar of your tender heart
To forgiveness
To love

Virgencita
Please never forget or leave

Boyle Heights

Land of 1000 culturas
Land of 1000 memories
Land of 1000 dances
Land of 1000 dreams

Virgencita preciosa de Boyle Heights
Please hear me

I belong to you?

and
We belong together

por vida

con safos


About Rub?n Funkahu?tl Guevara:
Rub?n Funkahu?tl Guevara can be reached at funkahuatl@azteca.net
Photo by Sal Rojas at http://www.brownpride.com




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