In celebration of World Poetry Day and as a lover of poetry, I created a simple presentation for school, in hopes of encouraging students to write and perform poetry too. I would like to remove the stereotype that people have about poetry, that it is boring and hard and share with them the wonders of poetry.
I hope that after the presentation, students shall have a more positive opinion of poetry and be able to see how simple and beautiful it is.
Here is the power point presentation:
Of course, here is an original poem to celebrate the day:
Let’s talk about things we don’t usually talk about.
Let’s talk about the pain people hide beneath the cuts.
Let’s talk about the secrets students bury because they are afraid to talk.
Let’s talk about the dust that old hunchback cleaners with warm smiles sweep out of classrooms, creating sandstorms.
Let’s talk about the whispers flown miles away from circles of teenagers.
Let’s talk about the books we are dying to read but won’t discuss.
Let’s talk about the corrupt we motivate.
Let’s talk about the things we hate, that boil our blood underneath the skins we dread.
Let’s talk about the sky.
Let’s talk about death and how the unknown prevents us from sleeping.
Let’s talk about the spirits within us that are begging, begging to take over.
Let’s talk about the words we said, didn’t mean to say, wanted to say, couldn’t say, wished to say, lived to say, and died trying to say.
Let’s talk about the future we hope to see in a crystal ball.
Let’s talk about those dodging bullets and bracing violent waves.
Let’s talk about the dreams that have shattered and have yet to be reborn.
Let’s talk about those without a place to call home.
Let’s talk about love and how we all secretly wish for it.
Let’s talk about how selfish and greedy we all are.
Let’s talk about how cruel we’ve made the world and how we are going to make all of it stop.