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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