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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.

What is Love?

Read by Spike Gillespie

I don’t believe in luck

and I don’t believe in fairy tales.

Prince Charming’s just some dude

and love is just a word.

But bottled up inside

are the words I never said,

the feelings that I hide

the lines you’ve never read.

I swore I’d never fall and now

my heart’s skipping, my brain’s racing

and your name is a word like magic

I can believe in.

It’s everything and more, better

than those children’s stories, you swear

you will catch me and there’s one way

to find out, to fall.

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