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Below is the poem entitled LAS BORICUAS which was written by poet Jen Terrero Rivera Rincon . Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Las Boricuas Latinas bailan
Dance your Salsa
Dance your Merenque
Dance your history
Of conquest and survival
Las Boricuas Latinas bailan
Debajo de las Palmas
En sue colored brillantes
Against the clear white sand
In broad flowing skirts
Filled with freedom and life
Singing loud, Musica de mi
Proud people
Lifting up the sorrow soul
From depths of despair
Let the Congas rap and the
Trumpets scream;
Timbales, get out of control
Ivory keys chime along
Cantan una cancion Latina
De la Isla del Encanto
Cantamos con el Coqui'
My people, humble people,
Happy people, make your 
Sound loud!
Bailan Oh! Chicas
No dejan de bailar
Cantan las historias de
Mi jente - no callan mas!

Excerpt from my book "The Big Apple Turns Briwn 
When You Slice It" selected poems and shirt 
strokes of my Nuyorican Culture. Published 2002

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 10:15:00 AM
    Hello JEN, ... Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. It was nice seeing it on the Poetry Soup-- HOME PAGE. Always a poetry soup friend <3 = LINDA

  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:29:00 AM
    Jen, CONGRATULATIONS ;) on having your poem featured................... LOVE SKAT

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 11:26:00 AM
    wow! what a suave poem JEN, Your first poem on the soup is excellent for the readers!! Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND". Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 8:54:00 AM
    As a Boricua myself, I am entranced with this piece. I miss the island. This was wonderful to read! Great to meet you, Jen!

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 5:24:00 AM
    Jen, love the entwined language, I like your first poetic piece on the site ,, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. Dropping by to invite you to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* -Looking forward in following and reading your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy the community, we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend @-> LINDA <-@"