Herbert Rivera Sanchez

Rookie [H.R.S.] (June 28,1956 / Mayagüez, Puerto Rico)

Herbert Rivera Sanchez Poems

1. To Lie Still 4/20/2013
Best Poem of Herbert Rivera Sanchez

To Lie Still

To lie still and feel life pass me by,
to awake each morning feeling that I truly am alive,
to feel empathy for the strangers with no faces that I daily meet,
tobe able to find peace in the midst of my inner turmoil,
all of this and more I need to be whole once again.

Every deception, every lost freedom,
every misunderstanding and every death
builds a burden of pain and anguish
that slowly murders the soul;
then, the mind becomes just a robot
doing chores and saying things
that are unwilling reflexes of a spirit
waiting for the last ride
on the ...

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