8th Grade Poets
8th grade poets are seldom confident in their abilities; instead, they mock and doubt the assignments-telling each other poetry is “stupid” or “gay”,
but I read their work and know…
8th grade poets may mock poetry,
but ridicule is rooted in fear,
and the human condition is profoundly felt when you exist on a boarder– the boundary between child and adult is rife with poetic description;
8th grade poets don’t hate poetry; they just fear what others will learn when they let the poet out.