I dedicate this poem to those who have left their homeland, my grandfather Don Luis, Don Pedro Albizu Campos, Doña Blanca Canales and Puerto Rico.
My Childhood Island Fades
by Luis S. González-Acevedo
Palm trees fade away…
Royal branches swaying disappear
as my youthful Caribbean fear
increases –anguish that this growing distance won’t allay.
Heart of Mine wish upon a star for me to stay
or in the future runaway back to my island’s shores.
Over sands, I’ll wade among its waves once more:
Seduced by seafoam’s wet caress
and kissed by the Atlantic’s breath
with winds that bind my ever-present soul ashore.
–You can enjoy the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo–