Poems from jesenia.rivera

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Who am I? I am Jessenia Marisol Rivera. While it sounds like a simple name, it has quite a story behind it. My name didn’t come out of a name book or website but rather was derived from my family history. My second name was assigned to me because the day I was born there was a storm. My parents explained that I “was the sun on a gloomy day” and named me “sol,” for my native tongue’s word for “sun.” I try to keep the sunshine with me throughout all I do, but it has not always been easy. Writing is my passion and now it's all I want to do.
We stared at each other and smiled. You laughed at her jokes, while I awkwardly laughed at his. Our memories racing back in my head,...
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Strong brick walls tumbling down, hitting me on the head. Making me forget my dreams and wishes. Voices shouting at me, non stop all I hear...