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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.

Being Nice?

Not listening,

but looking straight into the eyes,

barely blinking

but dreaming

of the unknown, the world of the flaming birds,

the world of the pastels,.

the world of the hills.

Then I understand there was a question

I’m not ready for this

I nod and say maybe

But the answers not right.

I can't admit I wasn't listening,

can I?

I run away pretending to answer a call

saying goodbye

which is a better answer

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