Poet and piano/vocalist Dyhanara Rios has been active in writing poetry, reading it to others, and entering contests for the past four years. In 2010, Rios has won First Place in Texas for the Texas Career Association Poetry Contest, and Honorable Mention at the Northside Independent School District May Day Poetry Contest (and published in the contest's anthology) . more »
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Dyhanara Rios Poems
Friendship is a garden for my friends and I, And we’ve sworn that the plants would never die. The laughs we shared as we gave it care Were as bright and lively as the flowers there.
I'm Losing Sleep Again
Sleep soundly, dear And do not dream The nightmares I dream
This is who we are A Movement, a cause The People who will Put your perceptions to pause
Drifting/Drowning (Plate Tectonics)
Why does it feel like we’re drifting Apart more and more each day? The smiles we trade have started to fade, And my heart needs you more each day.
Ballad of the Sycamore Tree
When the drone of the school day Became a terrible bore, The best of friends would hang out For a moment under the old sycamore.
(1st place winner of Texas Career Association Poetry Contest 2010) When I am done with school, I am turning right back around
Forever Friendship Road
If I could save one soul From the eternal depths of hell, I’d probably save my own And simply wish you well.
Alternative Fuel Power
Your smile is another sun; Listen now, it’s just that pretty. It could power a whole house, No, it could power a whole city.
As I sat down on a stone in the meadow, With only my thoughts and my shadow, I can only wonder how this came to be. As a million things run through my mind,
Turn away now! This is the me I never wanted you to see. My true colors start to show; The ones I never wanted you to know.
This is my sad poetic attempt To slow down this last goodbye. I knew today was coming;
Embracing a Cactus
Her needles warned you to stay away But you crossed the boundary anyway You held her tight until you bled You longed to place a kiss on her forehead
If You Give This Girl a Minute
If you give this girl a minute of your time She’s going to want to unravel your mind Unspooling threads of advice and kindness Until she’s satisfied
Evils Eating Me Alive
I fight the darkness Consuming me I fight the sadness Consuming my joy
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Friendship is a garden for my friends and I,
And we’ve sworn that the plants would never die.
The laughs we shared as we gave it care
Were as bright and lively as the flowers there.
The bonds we’ve grown with the seeds we’ve sown
Are greater than all the others I’ve known.
Friendship is a ship that sometimes sinks in time,
But the one my friends and I ride sails just fine.
The stories we share as we journey everywhere
Were wonderful and uplifting like the ocean air.
There are many storms throughout the many seas,
But nothing enough to break their ...