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Against the Past

written by: Luiz Syphre

@poetandkids

 

Memories….

Always there
never spare
to scare
they stare
and snare
relentless
they swear
my despair
not a prayer
to breathe air

never fair
always tare
here and there
mentally
everywhere
I'm elsewhere
back in time
times behind
hit rewind as
tears flare
past glares
I dare
warfare!

beware
prepare
nightmares
rip to pairs

memories
to replace
and erase

no space
for disgrace
give face
past deface
earn my place

win the race
up the pace
live in grace
life embrace!

Luiz Syphre

Luiz Syphre

I immigrated to the states from Mexico at age 12 and I quickly fell in love with poetry after my grandfather read some of his poems to me. However, at 18, I had a young family and that left very little time for this endevour as I started working to support us. I returned to adult school to finish my diploma. At that time I developed a severe depression that I still struggle with to this day, but I found it to be a great source of inspiration as well. Today I live in Los Angeles and I'm divorced. I have two children I see whenever possible and two adult kids. Both my Grandfather and his brother are award winning poets and journalists, with one, (Bartolome Delgado DeLeon) having a street, library and a prestigious national poet award in his honor.

Most of my pieces come from personal experience and true to me. Sometimes my material is raw, other times murdeous, and yet other times romantic, but always me, 100% authentic guaranteed.
Luiz Syphre

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