Liliana Roman

(10-20-96 / sanbernodino, california)

I AM (2)

I am the reality of death
I look the lie of life
I am the reality of sour lemons
I look the sweetness of strawberries
I am the reality of all those 'you lied to me 'moments
I look the girl that has never been lied to or told a lie
I am the reality of the abused child next door
I look the girl that was never hurt and was always fed
I am the hurt and broken child that lives next door but never see
I look the beautiful unscarred sweet little girl that lives next door and always sees

you don't see me
you see what you think is me
the girl that you see is about to give up
when you read her bibliography all it will say is:

she finally gave up
she dropped the fake smile,
as a tear ran down her cheek
and she whispered to herself

'I can't do this anymore.'

Submitted: Thursday, March 22, 2012
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  • Luis Estable (3/22/2012 7:48:00 PM)

    Just for the sadness it does tell, this try deserves at least an eight. The sadness and the intense of the feeling given voice here is not always at its best. It dances betteen prose sometimes and some poetic diction others, but the sadness and the struggle to say something meaningful is clealry seen in this piece.

    You could better this poem if you would focuss on the stanzas and the choice of words that went into each of them, but I do not want to bussy you with a lot of details about this and that, only that when you sit down to write a poem think it different than prose and go from there. Do not hurry and pick your words with care and consideration.

    Keep on writing and the best to you now.

    Luis Estable (Report) Reply

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