Grenade at My Feet: How I Overcame Life's Worst Challenges

 
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I was given the gift of writing poetry when my mother passed away on June 27th 2004. As she had her last breath, she passed the gift on to me. My inspirations to start telling my life story through poetry began. My interest in poetry increased once I realized I obtained the same talent as my cousin Miguel Pinero. He was a great playwright, actor and co-founder of the Nuyorican Poets Café; he was the writer of the play Short Eyes and was nominated New York Critics Circle Award, Obie Award and Drama Desk Award. Through my poems, I tell my story of early child abuse, witnessing domestic violence towards my mother, depression leading to drug abuse and my struggle staying away from abusing drugs and alcohol. Also, I express my feelings towards my wife's life struggle, and supporting the Lgbt Community. I wanted to put my story out there and show others that giving up and being defeated by obstacles is not the way to go. Keep fighting and overcome every bad situation being thrown.

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My name is Wilfredo Gomez. I am a fifty-seven-year-old Hispanic who was inspired to write poetry. Soon after the death of my mother on June 27, 2004, as I stood by her side, I leaned in to give her one last kiss and that was when she released her last breath into me, not knowing that she blessed me with the gift of poetry. The next day, I cried out beautiful words. From then on, I continued to discover more poetry within me, soon after discovering the great poet Miguel Pinero, and my cousin, a playwright who wrote a movie called “Short Eyes.” He also wrote many books that inspired me to write about true life experiences that have happened in my life. In my younger years, I have experienced child abuse, witnessed domestic violence with my mom, later in life fell into drug abuse and alcoholism. I am still battling after nineteen years of being clean. I have written many poems, one of them is “My Little Rock” and that one was based on the time I was on drugs. I learned about walls as an abused child, walking down the street hip hop rap, nursery rhymes, school of life and jungle of stone, etc. Also, I have written poems about my wife and her struggles. I come from a large family of eleven; I am the third among seven boys and have four sisters.one sister that live in Florida Feli Piedrahita. I am a father of three beautiful girls-my eldest is named Clara Benitez, followed by Lizmarie Gomez and Yadira Gomez. I also have four beautiful stepdaughters: Julia Nieves, Jenny Nieves, Mari Gonzalez, and Olga Nieves. I've lived on the west side of Manhattan, was forced to move to Brooklyn to get away from the man that was very abusive to my loving mother, but he somehow always found a way back to continue the abuses, until that one faithful day that stopped it all.

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