I grew up in the barrioFreddy_Fender_singing250_in_1977

con mi ruca slow dancing

my favorite get down song

was by Johnny Chingas


and then there was this vato

pelos como Don King

moustache and smile

a Texas Tornado

a Super Seven

a kidney failure

a star on the walk of fame


when walking the trail

by the Resaca

people have said

they hear coming from

its depths, a strumming guitar

with the tune

“I’ll be there before the next

teardrop falls”

knocking the humidity

off my skin

con escalofrios

Before The Next Teardrop Falls

Author: Edward Vidaurre

Born in East L.A., CA in 1973, Raised in Boyle Heights in the projects of Aliso Village, Known to his friends as Barrio Poet, Vidaurre says:” Sometimes the barrio claims us, holds us by our feet like roots in its field of chalk outlines closed off by the screaming yellow tape being pulled from its soul.”
Vidaurre is the founder of Pasta, Poetry & Vino and Barrio Poet Productions. He has been nominated for a pushcart prize for his poem, “Lorca in the Barrio” and is working with VAO publising on an on line literary journal called “La Noria” and also is co-editing an anthology called “Twenty” for Newtown, CT through El Zarape Press with Daniel Garcia Ordaz and Katie Hoerth. Vidaurre is the Arts Events Coordinator for the City of Edinburg, TX.


2 Responses to Songs By The Resaca

  1. Eugene "Gene" Novogrodsky says:

    Edward, Great.

    Think about sending it to the Texas Observer, also San A Express News. Many need to read it, and wonderful to see you again in Writers of the Rio Grande. paz pan salud!

  2. meliton hinojosa jr says:

    A little bit of Meliton in that. Great work carnal

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