Dyhanara Rios Poems

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Friendship Metaphors

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.

Future Teacher

(1st place winner of Texas Career Association Poetry Contest 2010)

When I am done with school,
I am turning right back around

This Is

This is who we are
A Movement, a cause
The People who will
Put your perceptions to pause

I'M Losing Sleep Again

Sleep soundly, dear
And do not dream
The nightmares I dream

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.

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.

Visible Light

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.

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

Modern Midnight Serenade

In this awkward evening hour
The music flows in beat with my heart
As I express the ache of being apart.
My keyboard's on battery power;

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