When Reason Breaks (A Book Review in Poetry Form – Dickinson Style)


When Reason BreaksWhen Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez

A book of hope, within despair—

A suicide attempt—

Two girls — high school — the pain and angst

Neither one is exempt.

Their teacher — was a poet too—

A fan of Dickinson—

She knew a student was hurting

She thought she knew which one.

In English class they became friends.

It almost seemed like fate.

Can the girl who needs it, get some help

Before it is too late?

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Poetry Month Day 3 – Bronx Masquerade

Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes (Poetry Style:   Joseph’s Star)

 

Ward,

Teacher-Man,

Changing our lives with

Open Mike Poetry Day.

Teenagers taking off masks

Real, recognizing-

New friendships.

Word.