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Down By The Shore

written by: Luiz Syphre

@poetandkids

 

Pay respects
Don't disrespect
its bitter days
my mind astray
your silhouette
drawn by the bay
there on the floor

dawning at four
He came by force
knocked down your door
wanted your corps
a Devil's shore

called you a 'whore'
your clothes he tore
revenge he wore
black at his core!

with God at war
dragged you both floors
down the streets
and to the shores!

but all ignored
warnings galore
it's all folklore
didn't explore
this was uncalled for...

you we adored
although you swore
He'd come hardcore
ears didn't care for

now we weep
sorrows we pour
but now what for?!
to skies you soar
our hearts are sore
a tragic uproar!

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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