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Poetry Friday: B by Sara Kay

April 12th, 2013 (07:00 am)
artistic

Current Mood: artistic
Current Song: Leverage score music by Joseph LoDuca

She's gonna learn that this life will hit you, hard, in the face, wait for you to get back up so it can kick you in the stomach. But getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air. There is hurt, here, that cannot be fixed by Band-Aids or poetry, so the first time she realizes that Wonder Woman isn't coming, I'll make sure she knows she doesn't have to wear the cape all by herself. Because no matter how wide you stretch your fingers, your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal. Believe me, I've tried.

- an excerpt of B by Sarah Kay

I am only posting a piece of the piece here because you simply have to see and hear the entire thing as it was intended to be seen and heard, as performed by the poet herself: Watch Sarah Kay's TED Talk on YouTube.

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Posted by: (ext_1666092)
Posted at: April 12th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
Sarah Kay TED Talk...

I want to BE Sarah Kay when I grow up. Thank you SO much for sharing her words and this video today. It touched me deeply.
~ Bridget Magee

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 12th, 2013 05:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Sarah Kay TED Talk...

Motivational, inspiring, moving - GO Sarah Kay!

Bridget, thank you for watching, and thank you for commenting!

Posted by: Dia Calhoun (Dia Calhoun)
Posted at: April 13th, 2013 04:45 am (UTC)
Poetry Friday

Bandaids or Poetry...I love that.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 13th, 2013 07:10 am (UTC)
Re: Poetry Friday

Hi Dia! Me too. Did you watch it?

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