Poet Spotlight: Lori A. Sinanian

Lori A. Sinanian is currently majoring in English at Community College. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree, she plans to attend law school and with the foundation of a law degree, she plans to become a journalist. Lori is a product of two immigrant parents of ethnic Armenian descent from war-torn countries: Cyprus and Venezuela. The fusion of both cultures has given her a global perspective on war and peace, and one's inability to return to the homeland. As an Armenian-Venezuelan-Cypriot-American, her mission is to be a voice for the voiceless.

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Silence

Even your alter ego feels the need to say the word

Silence

 

Instead of being

Silent

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The pause in between words during the completion of a sentence is an intermission

Like an intermix of inner-conflicts and photographic images

The thought process before continuing my sentence aloud

Is like my alter-ego repeatedly repeating unaltered thoughts

That just aren’t loud

 

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Is there such a thing as measuring our thoughts?

Categorizing them, Calling them - heavy thoughts, Disruptive thoughts, Stupid thoughts

Distracting thoughts, Good thoughts

But if these are merely thoughts. Are they really anything if they are not even tangible?

What makes a thought important? Is it a societal construct that has the ability to determine what’s important and what is not [important]?

Are thoughts “something?”

Isn’t the word something nothing at all?

Thoughts and something, A Bunch Of Nothing.
 

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precepts, mantras, maxims
a pedagogy of life’s fixated thoughts and
predominantly mentioned often


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words exist
to connect
a shared human experience
of situational and emotional existentialism
to ease the destructive commonalities found in a person
to cure different forms of destructive noxious cynicism