My legacy of being a Nuyorican
Will not die
You must be a Mulatta
Why did my ancestor have to be questioned?
Money buys color
Why did my ancestors need money to be colored?
Lola Rodriguez de Tió
Fought for me y mi mama
So much devotion
Why did I not know about my ancestors until now?
Hay, Pantoja thank you…
For the education of the latinx community
As I take this pen I write my legacy
So listen to this rhythm of my story
De pura sepa!
Ya hear that
But your too dark to be Puerto Rican
You probably do not even speak spanish
Claro que si.
From hate, to being unwanted
But your ignorance is meaningless
I am still Puerto Rican
But you are just a girl, a spanish one too!
I am college, making your perception of me
I am still that Puerto Rican woman
Long Hair, Caramel Skin
I never hated being in my own skin
I love being a leader …
When I walk into a room I am Lola, I am my legacies
And forever will embrace that.