Why I Read Poetry

When my kids were little, I told them early on: don’t let your school get in the way of your education.

Our education system kills beautiful things within us, and one of those casualties is our love for poetry.

Poetry. I’m not talking Hallmark cards, or boxes of candies, or any of that shit. I’m talking about the dirt-under-the-fingernails poetry, the lines and stanzas that make us do radical things, such as think deeply. 

And what happens when you have a society that thinks deeply?

Things change.

You change.

Listen in, you might just fall in love with the written word.




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