Wednesday, 10 July 2013

More spoken word

This one used to be my favourite spoken word, until this one.

Now they are tied for first place.

It was actually a student who first introduced me to Taylor Mali. She typed this whole poem out on a piece of paper and gave it to some of her teachers for Teacher's Day one year, along with a touching message of her own. She also performed the whole poem at a school showcase night (in from of students and parents) and as part of one of end of term assemblies (in front of every student in the school). If you've not seen a young teenager perform in front of a captive group of her peers then you probably won't understand the guts, determination and passion that this takes. Both this poem and this student hold a special place in my heart.

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