Hiram Sims

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Born and raised in various parts of Los Angeles, Hiram Sims is a poet, essayist and adjunct English Professor teaching at Cal State University Los Angeles, Long Beach City College, and Compton college. He first discovered poetry at the age of five when he plagiarized a decorative poem on his mother’s bathroom wall. In his 4th grade English class, he was proclaimed the “Captain of Limerick Poems.” He later went on to the University of Southern California to receive a B.A. in English: Creative Writing and a Masters of Professional Writing in Poetry. In addition to teaching essay writing, creative writing, and literature, he is the founder of the Urban Poets Society. He has published three ... more »

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Contractions Poem

10: 53 am Contraction
10: 59 am Contraction

Your Mother is having me time these for the doctor, but I will probably turn this into a poem.
We are waiting for you patiently, knowing your arrival is on the Horizon
We have cleaned
We have organized
We have saved, and we are ready
We have in our small space
A dresser full of onesies,
A closet full of diapers, a basinet full of swaddling blankets, and an ocean of love waiting.
We are ready

11: 04 am Contraction

As I write, we are watching baby shows on the delivery channel, so we know what to ...

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