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.
September 1, 1939
Can you hear the Blitzkrieg’s cry?
As Jericho’s trumpet splits the Sky
As the Stukas roar overhead,
It’s a miracle you’re not dead.
You see the bombs impact the floor,
one even blows down your door.
You see a glimmer of hope, the last tank,
But then a Stuka hits it at point blank.
Nazis roll by, their motorcycles gleaming.
But in the distance you still hear the screaming.
“Heil Hitler” they chant, Nationalist for sure.
All their morals are simply impure.