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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.


Read by Laurie Viault

What a wonderful and

mysterious word.

The essence of our being,

but why is it so short, with so many mistakes

and not enough time to fix them?

Not enough time for forgiveness

or trust.


But we have made it far in an unforgiving world

Amid the confusion

There is genuine collaboration

And explosive creation

Minds wrapping their way around

the unsolved mysteries of the world.

We will still achieve

Our eyes see straight ahead

Occasionally missing life in our rush.

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