I am from the most beautiful place I have ever seen,
from the shout of one lonely star.
I am from the perennial summer,
from mountains and cool breezes
to blue waters and palm trees.
I am from rice and beans.
I am from the reds and blues,
from the eternal fight that has brought us doom.
I am from salsa music and laughter,
from the island of enchantment.
I am from tainos and conquistadors,
from the roar of the mighty lion,
the golden mascot that brings us pride.
I am from the leg my grandfather lost in the war,
from the freedom fighters and their shed blood.
I am from the song of the coqui,