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.
Vibrant and Bright May this color of pink soften you  Pink made of skin. Pink made of salt. 
1 month 1 week ago
You look at me, and what do you see? Too boy to be girl, too femme to be a he Some days I bind, and some days I don't
1 month 2 weeks ago
Dearest one my long time best friend thinking of your wellbeing gives me one question  how have you been?
2 months 1 week ago
Tonight may the angels danceOn the pearly floors of Heaven
4 months 2 weeks ago
the music beating loud everyone dancing along  then soon everything getting to wild
4 months 3 weeks ago