A Lesson from Poetry

We had this poetry slam last week in school

And listening to everyone was pretty cool

 

The words they spoke were so unexpected

And I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t affected

 

These shy peers of mine stepped up to the mic

And their words spilled out, waterfall like

 

One girl began and called herself a slut

She attempted suicide with a single cut

 

Another girl who had beautiful blonde locks

Explained the reason why she chopped them all off

 

Of course the girl who wrote about her father

And how his absence was finally no longer a bother

 

Poems about passion for lizards and football

About always needing a buzz from alcohol

 

You see poetry is actually really unique

It always you to get up, share your voice and speak

 

I had never experienced something like this before

And I learned not to judge people so harshly anymore

  

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