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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.

The First Time I Walked

The first time I walked

Was my time without legs

I didn't touch the ground as you might

But the flowers grew

And the sky was full of wonders

I danced with the stars that night

The last time I walked

Was not long ago

I hobbled along on new legs

The stars did not shine as

They did that one night

The next time I walk

Will the time ever come?

I'm quite sure I just feel numb

My wings have rebounded

But my legs are left broken

As I fly to a life that was stolen

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