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April is National Poetry Month, a time when we celebrate poetry and recognize how it has shaped American culture. This year, KUT is participating in National Poetry Month by sharing poems written by students in the Blank Page creative writing programs at Kealing and Fulmore Middle Schools and the Writers' Workshop at Rawson Saunders School. You can read the and listen to the poems here, and you can also listen to the poems read on KUT 90.5 FM throughout the month of April.

Cursive in Danger

Read by Kathy Valentine.

A flashing red light,
Something is going on in the news,
What is happening?

“This just in,
Cursive is becoming extinct!
Cursive is dying!
Only a few use it,
What do you have to say, Cursive?”

“Please write more in cursive!”

“Well folks you heard it,
We have to use cursive ASAP!
Do it before it dies!
Before it’s too late!”

Oh no! This is horrible!
Cursive is innocent.
Cursive is beautiful,
Over and under, up, down,
It’s like tying a bow,
We are privileged to know it,
Why don’t we use it?
Schools no longer teach it,
Businesses, houses, actors,
They don’t write in cursive,
We must stand up,
Build up courage for cursive,

Save humanity!