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When we read the amazing poem this weekend by our friend and fellow writer Efrain Ortiz Jr, it got us thinking: it’s time to express pride. So, if you are a Puerto Rican poet, writer, blogger or just one proud boricua, add your link to your poem down below in the comments section or add a few lines about why your pride is deeper than some parade on 5th Avenue. ¡Viva el orgullo boricua!

This is NOT Boricua Pride

My Own Parada

My own parada

I dance in my heart

My own bandera

I fly in my soul

My own patria

I love in my blood

My own pueblo

I scream to be free.

I banish all these things to EL CARAJO:

Boricua Kangols

Boricua shirts with boricua shorts with boricua socks and boricua shoes

Boricua cars covered with boricua pennants and boricua horns

Boricua shouts that would rather scream for JLO and Reggaetón instead of Albizu

My own parada

I celebrate in my heart

My fellow boricuas

Paren la parada falsa

Stop the false parade

Celebren sus propias paradas

Celebrate your own parades.

© Julio Ricardo Varela

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