Liz Hernandez

Rookie (May,19,1988 / La Habana, Cuba)

Reasons... - Poem by Liz Hernandez

The reason I dream…is life
The reason I love …is pain
The reason I walk…is need
The reason I stand …is me

The reason I read…is knowledge
The reason I feel…experience
The reason I pray…is gone
The reason I yell…is none

The reason I wait…is patience
The reason I fear…is time
The reason I write…is us
The reason I cry…is them

The reason I’m here…is there
The reason I lie…is good
The reason I’m lost…is me
The reason I’m me…is you.

Comments about Reasons... by Liz Hernandez

  • (2/19/2007 3:28:00 PM)

    I really liked this poem...Very interesting (Report)Reply

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  • (6/22/2005 1:48:00 AM)

    The first 2 stanza's end in a half rhyme.

    'need' 'me'
    'gone' 'none'

    well.. it isn't really a rhyme in the case of need and me, but it is a type of rhyme.
    The same vowel sound is used.

    The 3rd and 4th stanza however dropp this pattern and this is unfortunately this is disturbing for the reader.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 21, 2005

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