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.
Lover, lover, the broken window panesdo not signify a means to an end.These tongues of flame, they do not craft the path ahead of you.And
3 weeks 5 days ago
Love is Love.   I have pride in who I am,
1 month 1 week ago
People are screaming.There are gunshots.What is the meaning? How many are lost? My heart is pounding And I'm in a warm home Sitting comfo
1 month 2 weeks ago
People are screaming.There are gunshots.What is the meaning? How many are lost? My heart is pounding And I'm in a warm home Sitting comfo
1 month 2 weeks ago
They say we have the right to marry So we should be happy, They ignorantly ask Isn’t that enough?  
1 month 2 weeks ago