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Liliana Garcia

"Take care of my loved ones"

Carolina, Puerto Rico
Speaks: Spanish, English, a little bit of French
Joined Mar 23, 2012

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Yo misma fui mi ruta

Julia De Burgos


Yo quise ser como los hombres quisieron que yo fuese:
un intento de vida;
un juego al escondite con mi ser.
Pero yo estaba hecha de presentes,
y mis pies planos sobre la tierra promisoria
no resistían caminar hacia atrás,
y seguían adelante, adelante,
burlando las cenizas para alcanzar el beso
de los senderos nuevos.
A cada paso adelantado en mi ruta hacia el frente
rasgaba mis espaldas el aleteo desesperado
de los troncos viejos.
Pero la rama estaba desprendida para siempre,
y a cada nuevo azote la mirada mía
se separaba más y más y más de los lejanos
horizontes aprendidos:
y mi rostro iba tomando la expresión que le venía de adentro,
la expresión definida que asomaba un sentimiento
de liberación íntima;
un sentimiento que surgía
del equilibrio sostenido entre mi vida
y la verdad del beso de los senderos nuevos.
Ya definido mi rumbo en el presente,
me sentí brote de todos los suelos de la tierra,
de los suelos sin historia,
de los suelos sin porvenir,
del suelo siempre suelo sin orillas
de todos los hombres y de todas las épocas.
Y fui toda en mí como fue en mí la vida…
Yo quise ser como los hombres quisieron que yo fuese:
un intento de vida;
un juego al escondite con mi ser.
Pero yo estaba hecha de presentes;
cuando ya los heraldos me anunciaban

en el regio desfile de los troncos viejos,
se me torció el deseo de seguir a los hombres,
y el homenaje se quedó esperándome.

  The Sower (Sower with Setting Sun) - Vincent van Gogh

Before the beginning of years

Algernon Charles Swinburne


Before the beginning of years

There came to the making of man

Time with the gift of tears;

Grief with a glass that ran;

Pleasure with pain for leaven;

Summer with flowers that fell;

Remembrance, fallen from heaven,

And madness risen from hell;

Strength without hands to smite;

Love that endures for a breath;

Night, the shadow of light,

And life the shadow of death.


And the high gods took in hand

Fire and the falling of tears,

And a measure of sliding sand

From under the feet of the years;

And froth and the drift from the sea;

And dust of the laboring earth;

And bodies of things to be

In the houses of death and of birth;

And wrought with weeping and laughter,

And fashioned with loathing and love,

With life before and after

And death beneath and above,

For a day and a night and a morrow,

That his strength might endure for a span

With travail and heavy sorrow,

The holy spirit of man.


From the winds of the north and the south,

They gathered as unto strife;

They breathed upon his mouth,

They filled his body with life;

Eyesight and speech they wrought

For the veils of the soul therein,

A time for labor and thought,

A time to serve and to sin;

They gave him light in his ways,

And love, and space for delight,

And beauty and length of days,

And night and sleep in the night.

His speech is a burning fire;

With his lips he travaileth;

In his heart is a blind desire,

In his eyes foreknowledge of death;

He weaves and is clothes with derision;

Sows, and he shall not reap;

His life is a watch or a vision,

Between a sleep and a sleep.

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Boricua en la luna

Juan Antonio Corretjer

Desde las ondas del mar
que son besos a su orilla,
una mujer de Aguadilla
vino a Nuevo York a cantar.
Pero no, solo a llorar
un largo llanto y morir.
De ese llanto yo nací
como la lluvia una fiera.
Y vivo en larga espera
de cobrar lo que perdí.

Por un cielo que se hacía
mas feo mas más volaba
a Nueva York se acercaba
un peón de Las Marías
Con la esperanza, decía,
de un largo día volver.
Pero antes me hizo nacer
Y de tanto trabajar
se quedó sin regresar:
reventó en un taller.

De una lagrima soy hijo
y soy hijo del sudor
y fue mi abuelo el amor
único en mi regocijo
del recuerdo siempre fijo
en aquel cristal del llanto
como quimera en el canto
de un Puerto Rico de ensueño
y yo soy Puertorriqueño,
sin na, pero sin quebranto.

Y el "echón" que me desmienta
que se ande muy derecho
no sea en lo más estrecho
de un zaguán pague la afrenta.
Pues según alguien me cuenta:
dicen que la luna es una
sea del mar o sea montuna.
Y así le grito al villano:
yo sería borincano
aunque naciera en la luna.
Y así le gritó al villano:
yo sería borincano
aunque naciera en la lunaaaaaaa!!!

My translation:

Out of the waves of the sea

Which are kisses to its shore

a woman from Aguadilla

came to New York to sing,

but it turned out it was only to cry

a lengthy weeping  and die,

Of that crying I was born

like a wild beast in the midst of the rain

I’ve been waiting for a long time

to make up for what I lost


Under a sky that kept looking

uglier the farther, farther he flew ,

to New York was about to arrive

a laborer from Las Marias,

in the hope he kept saying

to return on a distant day,

but before that he begot me

and grueling toil broke him down

right in his place of work

and he forever stayed behind


I am the son of a teardrop

and I'm the son of sweat,

My grandfather was the love

And sole source of my joy

A remembrance fixed in memory

In the glass of tears

like a chimera in a chant

of a dream Puerto Rico

and I'm Puerto Rican owning nothing,

but having no regrets.

And to the snub who contradicts this,

He better tread carefully,

Or risk paying off for the insult

On the narrowest spot of a passageway

'cause as someone tells me

It’s said that there’s just one moon

be it over mountain or over sea

and so I scream to the villain:

I would be borincano

Even if born on the moon

Oscar Rivera stencil art closeup Puerto Rican Artists Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo and COCO144 Paint a Homage to Oscar López Rivera at East Harlems Camaradas El Barrio

Oscar has been in a USA federal jail for 35 years. He was never accused of a violent crime. He was kept twelve years in solitary confinement. He fought in Vietnam and when he came back he knew where and who really originated violence. Colonialism is terrorism. End Oscar's imprisonment and colonialism in Puerto Rico now! (The painting is a conjoint work of Fernando Ruíz Lorenzo and COCO 144 from East Harlem.)


May 29th, 2016, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Oscar has been free for about four months since May, 2017. He is in our free community and is shown here in a civil disobedience camp in Penuelas, a southern town of Puerto Rico which fights the dumping of ashes from a private coal plant  protected by the colonial government and USA EPA agency.

#AhedTamimi is facing trial behind closed doors on Sunday and the whole world is watching. #FreeAhedTamimi

 President Obama: Please order USDA and the Department of Energy to remove heaters from El Yunque Rai

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President Obama: Please order USDA and the Department of Energy to remove the heaters from El Yunque Rainforest



 These are endangered parrots whose home is El Yunque Rainforest. US agencies are using their home to experiment with heat and destroy their habitat. Please, sign the petition. The link is:


This is a coqui frog. Coquíes are in danger of extinction and actually two of them are already extinct - the Coquí Dorado and the Coquí Palmeado. Others are endangered species like the Coquí Caoba and the Coquí de Eneida. Why are "coquíes" in extinction? Because of deforestation. People have destroyed their habitat or homes (nests) destroying their eggs and destroying their source of food and nourishment. Only two of the species the ''Coquí Común'' and the ''Coquí de la Montaña or Coquí Puertorriqueño'' actually sing ''co-quí''. (See El Boricua) Sixteen species of tree frogs from the genus Eleutherodactylus are currently known within Puerto Rico, 13 of them are known to inhabit the rain forest.  (See Coqui Info-Tripod) Actually it’s really seventeen species ever since the "Coqui llanero" was identified. Another reason detected for the decline is the introduction of a deadly fungus. The "coquíes" found in El Yunque are resistant to the B. dendrobatidis fungus at the expense of their size, which reduces the aptitude to survive in the wilderness (See the work by Burrowes, Longo and Rodríguez 2007). Now they have survived the fungus but will die of heat due to the heating experiment of USDA and other USA agencies in El Yunque.


“Baño de Oro”, El Yunque RainforestPuerto Rico, El Yunque Rain Forest, Flower.

A variety of begonia (decandra), El Yunque Rainforest

A variety of orchid, El Yunque Rainforest


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Birthday June 05  
About Me Trusting but not an idiot
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My Philosophy Jesus teachings as understood by the theology of liberation, that is: Our biggest challenge is to bring to Earth justice and love. Greed and capitalism run contrary to this message.
What Gives Me Hope People doing good things for others, young people, people who stand for their beliefs such as political prisoners, Nature and its wonders
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by No way
What/who changed my life and why Books: quite a few, The Art of Loving (E. Fromm), Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence), La Vispera del Hombre (R. Marquez), Movies: A taste of honey, One flew over the cuckoo's nest, Au revoir les enfants, Events: Some personal, my wedding, some nationals (Puerto Rico) The killings on Cerro Maravilla, Persons: Many people, loving and giving whose names I prefer to withhold. My parents taught me principles, most of which have held me through difficult times.
Quotation There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens... Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8
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    Jul 23, 2019 11:05 AM

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    Thanks Anne, Sheryl and others who have brought up this issue. For over a week, massive demonstrations have been taking place demanding the resignation of the current governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosello. The biggest one took place yesterday, July 22, and it is said it toppled the Anti US Navy protest in 2000 which was part of the campaign that ousted the US Navy from Vieques. I attended both and I agree it toppled the Vieques protest. The famous chat leak was the last straw of a long string of events with a growing accumulation of abuse and neoliberal maneuvers wrought against our people. The main antecedents are in my judgment, the criminal negligence of both our government and Trump's government in the handling of the crisis with Hurricane Maria, the dismantling of the public education system, including UPR and the FBI arrests of corrupt officials just a few weeks ago which included Julia Keleher, a US citizen from Pennsylvania who was supposed to teach us about efficiency.

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