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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.


Writing isn’t my “thing” -

Never has been, never will be.

My writing has never been chosen,

Never been read.

My writing is okay,

Just not good

And certainly not great.

Yet every time I write,

I always leave

A little of my heart out on the page.

It’s not just about putting words on a page

for English class

or a history essay.

It’s about reaching for the best in people,

It cheers me up when I’m down.

My words tell stories.

My writing isn’t always chosen,

Or read,

But my writing is


And sometimes even


Or cheerful

And it tells about my life

I’m happy to be living.

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