Sh*t You Can't Say to Your Teacher (Scholarship Slam) - CLOSED

This scholarship slam is now closed.



It’s that time of year again: Labor Day rolls around, summer comes to a close, and you're back in those uncomfortable desks. But we know there’s so much more that goes on in (and outside of) the classroom.

It’s your turn to give your teachers a lesson on who you are and what you care about in education. What do you want to see changed in your classroom or school? Tell us in a poem for your chance to win $1,000 towards your college tuition.

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Need some help with poetic inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out our Action Guides for some guidance:


  1. Make sure you're eligible by checking out our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and the contest rules. Basic requirements? (1) 25 years of age (or younger), (2) a current or former high school student in the U.S. who will attend or is attending college in the U.S., and, (3) a submitted poem.
  2. Become a Power Poet by registering to be a part of our community. Look at previous winners, Action Guides and other poems for inspiration.
  3. Add an original poem to Power Poetry by December 13, 2013.
  4. Check our FAQ if you have any questions about the contest.
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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
Drip Drop Drip Her tears slided down her lips Drip Drop Drip With is knife in hand, I simply coudnt resist
1 day 3 hours ago
As long as I can remember, I have tried to compose love like a chemical formula with me as the main component: mixing different elements
2 days 4 hours ago
Like a soul in a body are we, Sharing the same mind and thoughts,
4 days 4 hours ago
You only live once This words aren't a guarantee For miraculous safety Rather it is a dreamful promise
5 days 17 hours ago
Don't shun the shy
1 week 3 days ago