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.