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Ancestors, Pray Us Back into this World September 16, 2009

Filed under: PODER,Poetry — texicana @ 7:35 pm
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April 22, 2004

Earth Day and PODER’s 13th Anniversary


Ancestors, Pray us Back into this World



Pray us back into this world.


Hear our cries by grandmother trees

planted alone in the desert

where our toes wither

through cracked sand and cactus thorns.


Let energy change day to night with droughts and

as water rebuilds – destroys


this Earth Mother

with offerings of blessed corn

within spirals of smoke-filled rivers

carrying Indiobeatcurrents

splashing drumbeats against rocks…..




Our water carries history

repeating – repeating – repeating

in the desert of our minds –

thirsting for the TRUTH within visions of

raindrops in the horizon……

PODER is born……………..

after the thunderstorm……..

seeds sprout……………….

Xinachtli gives birth to……



Misty residue heals clouds of electromagnetic smog

That turn brown faces pale with foreign diseases.

                        Another Blanket.

                        Another Cover-Up.

                             Another Lie.

           Cocolitzli appears once more.






Pray us back into this world.


Create a healing circle for the

sick —–minded.


Sprinkle Yerbabuena

over hungry mouths

craving blood.


Let the sun drench the desert

and the moon heal our barrios

as we light           FiRe









Y aunque Coatlique llore,

She still dances with fire as her halo

And a serpent as her shall.


Coatlique baila canciones del pueblo.

Coatlique llora lagrimas de fuego.

Coatlique reza poemas de la verdad.

Coatlique empluma los desplumados de la ciudad.


She knows both sides of the Rio Bravo.


“Look inside its waters and see your


Trace your ancestor’s


        Pray for our


‘date una limpieza of the soul

and don’t forget to water the desert

              of your



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