IOTD …. Image of the day, #376 …. “Live in Florida … made in Puerto Rico”!!


~~November 3, 2015~~ 


A love poem dedicated to my country, Puerto Rico

I sing the blues as I refuse
to accept your demise,
thinking instead my country is
in a dormant state soon to awaken,
at the rooster’s call as always,
refreshed and spirited.
I speak of my Puerto Rico,
my love, my origin of being,
the source of memory and dreams
and all matter of things.
These words might be deemed
clichés were they not true —
true to my soul and marrow.

I sing the blues as I refuse
to accept you’ve gone too far
from home to find your way back.
My country, my island, my barrio
will return to her rightful place,
and call out for her children
spread thin throughout stranger’s lands.

I sing the blues as I refuse
to accept words which attribute
my intellect or beauty to another race
and remind you I am not up for adoption.
This self originated and renews itself,
despite travel to faraway places
and educations in Spanish and English
and diasporic fragmentation,
from one source —
the country of my origin from which
genius and virtuosity was born before.
You say I look, seem, could be, speak as though and
I say no, I could not be anything but
Puerto Rican.

Odilia Rivera Santos






A dear blogger friend taught me this concept.

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IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”


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We ALL are ONE!! 

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