Aug 04, 2015


Latina Poets and Their Male Muses

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Tough Love

It’s not an easy thing

loving you

It’s a battle for sure

Always fighting the urge to hit you

with these bulbous words

that when left unsaid

weigh on my soul like lead


And if unrequited

would certainly maim me


So, this hard-to-express

scary thing

remains lodged in my throat

suffocating me


Without a breath to spare

I can only hope you feel

this slow beating heart whisper

that it loves you – despite its inaudible nature


It’s almost a violent thing

A masochists’ dream

loving you

© La Licenciada, 2006


Miradas al infinito cielo

buscando una estrella

para posarme en ella

y me brinde lo que tanto anhelo.

La encuentro tan lejos, brillando

llena de suenos e ilusiones

mi corazón palpitando

suspira al verla, de emociones.

(Escrito para su esposo, cuando se conocierón en Caracas)

© Sylvia Oramas Akamine, 1999

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Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Dr. Perez-Litwin is the Founder & CEO of ELLA Leadership Institute, a multi-platform professional development organization designed to advance the careers and leadership of women. She's the creative force behind the LATINAS THINK BIG™ national tour, sponsored and live-streamed by Google.

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  1. Estan Lindos los Poemas La Licenciada y Sylvia!!! Muy Romanticos! Namaste!!! ;D

  2. Que inspirada Sylvia !!! Muy lindo el poema !!! Felicidades !!!

  3. La Licenciada es un talento! Que letras bonita tiene su poema!

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