As everyone knows, the Poetry Slam is tomorrow. Everywhere you look people are practicing and memorizing their poems or diligently working at decorations. Some people like poems and some people don't. Some people have no problem standing up in front of everyone and reciting a poem while others and scared to death.
Still, that doesn't mean we can't make the best of it. Just remember, everyone is going to be up there just like you. Just take a deep breath and enjoy yourself. Enjoy sharing your poem and enjoy other people's poems. It's okay to be nervous, just don't let it consume you. This year, you won't be getting up on stage. It will be a lot more personal and comfortable.
A lot of work has gone into this Slam so appreciate it! Many students have tirelessly worked at creating and putting up the decorations. Take the time to pay someone a compliment!
Don't dread the Slam. Not only is it a form of entertainment, you'll learn special life skills such as public speaking. And don't forget we're getting out of class...
So, take a deep breath, smile and have fun. Plus, we're getting food. Who could have a problem with that?
What's your favorite or least favorite thing about the Poetry Slam? Are you looking forward to it or dreading it?
by Lily Ghiz