Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Royalty in the Barrio

He was born here
Discriminated and tattooed here
Imprisoned and released here

Fell in love, married and had his kids here
Became famous in his neighborhood.

Honored for walking the narrow line
Turning gangs into community
Finding jobs to support their families

Still cruising the avenues
With base sounds booming from their radios.
Only the best for his friends and automobiles.

Earned respect as he created a legacy
Accepted as part of ethnic diversity
And to all who knew him

They saw royalty ...

A king in the barrio
who will be missed 
by his queen
and crew. 

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