30 Days of Poetry Love- Blythe Baird

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Happy day 29 of National Poetry Month!

Today’s poem by Blythe Baird really strikes at the problem of rape culture in this country.

Pocket-Sized Feminism

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30 Days of Poetry Love- Sierra DeMulder

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Happy Friday and day 28 of poetry month. Today’s final poem by this week’s poetess is “After Googling Affirmations for Abuse Survivors.”

I love how she ends the poems with these lines:

I am my own higher power

I will carry myself out

Hope you’ve enjoyed the poems by my four chosen poetess.’ And that you’ll enjoy this weekend’s individual poets.

 

30 Days of Poetry Love – Elizabeth Acevedo

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Happy Friday and poetry month! Today’s and final poem from this week’s poetess is as interesting as is powerful.

Before moving to Virginia, I was born and raised in NYC. So, I saw these creatures and made it a point, to stay far, far away from them. I mean, they’re rats. Germ infested, garbage and sewers living, big enough to attack a cat or dog rats. Rats equaled to bubonic plague. They were ignoble vermin. But whoa, after listening to Elizabeth Acevedo’s “Rat Ode,” I have to admit they’re admirable. Plus, it’s a kickass analogy.

Elizabeth Acevedo “Rat Ode”

 

30 Days of Poetry Love – Elizabeth Acevedo

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Happy day twenty of poetry month! There’s ten days left which means there’s one more poetess to feature. As well as four more individual poets to feature over the weekend.

In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy today’s poem by Elizabeth Acevedo. These lines gave me the chills:

Do you know how many years

Women like me have been

equally afraid of both

Hangings and hangers

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