Born in Poetry Month By Piero G. Sarmiento Alosilla


From the time

Of conception,

I have spent most of my life

Dissolving the notion

Of time and space

Into thin air

With Spanish scribbles,

Splashing metaphorical riddles

That have kept me

Functioning sanely.

From the time

Of resurrection,

Poetry has filtered fresh air

Into my lungs

Pumped crystalline creativity

Into my heart

And honed an affable affinity

For purifying provocation

Running in my family

Through my fingertips

Into the ink

Spilling out from my feather pens.

From the times

Of introspection,

I have grown accustomed

To use verbosity

As a weapon

For self-defense and inner salvation.

No need to mention

That Poetry

Has always been my loyal rifle

Alluringly automatic,

Ready to stifle

The negativity from my vicinity

That seldom attempts

To chemically self-infuse

Into my protruding veins.

From the time

Of realization,

That I was

Born in Poetry month;

It didn’t seem coincidental

That I have always adhered

To such instrumental


For all my pandemoniums.

Organically ingested into my soul

Constantly cleansing my bones

From the carcinogen toxicity

That accumulates

In my thoracic capacity

As soon as I stop breathing

And bathing

Myself in



© Piero G. Sarmiento Alosilla

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PieroAbout the Author

Piero G. Sarmiento Alosilla is a theatrical poet, medical interpreter and a multilingual educator from Lima, Peru. He was raised in an artistic world, due to his parents’ involvement in the fields of Dramatic Arts, Painting, Screen-Writing and TV Production. In 2014, Piero moved to Washington D.C. where he discovered his passion for Spoken Word Poetry and Motivational Speaking. Piero uses poetry as therapeutic tool to heal, provoke inspiration and arise feelings of cathartic joy to audiences across the globe. He mostly writes about self-help, touching upon the concepts of gratitude, optimism and interracial relations in the form of satire. He is a holistic and energetic artist who intends to raise awareness with his spiritual approach.

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