Rosa Maria Leon
Legend Trial #2
|My mother was so beautiful - you would have really loved her, Taylor. She reigned as a local Mexican beauty queen from the 1930's through the 1940's (I always thought it was so funny that San Diego celebrated her beauty as a Mexican since her more unique features were surely the product of our Indian heritage).|
But your great grandmother was not only a person of beauty - resourceful, assertive, matriarchal, and intelligent, she was a lot like her grandfather's tribeswomen.
I have written one poem in my life and it was inspired by mother's death and buried with her at the funeral. Looking over the words now, I am thankful to have not pursued the life of a poet, but I would like to share the verses with you. Each syllable is imbued with relevance to the secrets behind my mother's ways.
|My Great Grandfather, the Infamous Chiricauan
By Anna Ravelo
Dedicated to mother (1892-1953)
Though I never met him,
Even though they were
Even though he never met
Anglos, Indians, Latins
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