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.
She's your sun  I'm your moon  You follow her  While I rotate you  I'll never be as bright as her 
1 week 3 days ago
We are a nation dividedTorn apart at the seamsPeople's lives cut shortThe end of so many dreams No matter the reasonNo matter whyWe are a
1 week 4 days ago
Can you imagine going out with friends one minute, but then planning a funeral the next?
1 week 5 days ago
Mr Pride S. Dust
2 weeks 4 days ago
You are the queen of every surface you walk on. you are the king of every cell in your body
1 month 14 hours ago