I think it's officially my life
I hear original narratives and think of all the people going through strife
It's plaguing their lives and here I am writing about my #FirstWorldProblems
Ms. Turpin, she was always slurping her drink,
Eating food, while teaching in the classroom.
She really set me into motion writing poetry about important things
Family, Friends, and how I'd change the World
Reflecting on tragedies
Like the Holocaust in Germany
After 8th grade it was just something that I read
but after a trip to FAU it's the only occupant in my head
We learned about how hard LILA's trying
To fix the damage because our Florida ecosystem's dying
Most people think I'm lying
When I say the water in Florida is drying
Too quickly to be replenished
They think there's no way it can be finished
Not with all the rain
Not to mention the hurricanes
An important spoken word poem I heard is called, "Somewhere in America"
3 girls joined together to speak their mind
Of all the horrible things in America you'd find
Like a child with a gun and a child with a book.
For some twisted reason the book is banned, but the weapon is not
Now one child has read a book and the other is in jail because of the man he just shot
The government is too controlling
And now my mind is overflowing
With all the facts are provided to me through poetry
I know poetry is an experience that opens the eyes, heart, and mind.
It provides knowledge in an easy-to-understand way
It's straightforward, without fancy words and political agendas
I've come to learn you can't force the words to come like a bullet from a gun
They meander slowly like the historic Kissimmee
Poetry comes from the heart, and not from the mind
And no matter how deep you dig
There's only one thing you'll find.
The unadulterated truth.