Slam for Orlando

You have heard by now of the largest mass shooting in United States history: On June 12, 2016 a gunman opened fire at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, taking the lives of 49 individuals and injuring dozens of others. It is perfectly natural to feel anger, sadness, and confusion in response to this situation. While it is easy to lean towards more negative emotions, it is important not to forget the undeniable good that you (yes, YOU) can do just by using your voice. As poets, you have the power to communicate your feelings through the written word and send comfort in ways no one else can.

We would like to open this slam as a space for you to express your messages to the families directly affected by this tragedy as well as the residents of Orlando. Please keep this a positive space and be kind and courteous to others as we all heal together.  


See also: 7 Tips for Writing About LGBTQ Issues



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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
I’m surrounded by the smoke that is your love It’s overwhelming and I just can’t breathe
4 days 16 hours ago
Sitting round the table waiting for Dad to join us, Me and my mom spent two hours gazing at the main entrance
2 weeks 3 days ago
tell me you dont want me no more  tell me from your lips  the look you once had , so vivid now so dull 
1 month 2 weeks ago
Why? Why did they have to die Why did this have to happen Why would you hurt innocent people
3 months 5 days ago
how does something so wrong feel so right so wrong that i have to hide in fear
3 months 1 week ago