Piere was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His first exposure to poetry was through Dr. Suess books when he was very young. Piere loved the rhythm, rhymes, and wordplay of poetry. Reading and writing poetry became a way for Piere to escape from his problems and release his emotions. I'd love to say that when I was addicted to drugs, alcohol, negative environments, and people that it changed overnight. But to be honest, it was neither that easy nor that smooth. I had to go through a lot of tough times. I experienced a lot of growth, from having both my parents die within six months, and then meeting many people who affected my way of thinking and feeling. One thing that hit me after my mom died was remembering her words, "Piere, you only have one life to live, so you better get this right". Her words forced me to look within myself and come to terms with the bad choices I was making. I want to make her proud. Poetry is my passion and I love to share my story through my poems to inspire others. If I can change, so can you! I enjoy interacting with my readers and look forward to hearing from you.