Say It Loud

Hello again, dear reader! Last week, Carver students got comfortable getting loud through a number of theater exercises. As we play around with performance styles, we talked a bit about how variety of tone and voice projection are important elements to consider. After warming up our vocal cords, students worked on new or previous poem drafts and shared what they wrote with the group. Check out of the poems below:


Perfectly Fine 

by Isis R. 

It starts
with a suffocating feeling
Like something is blocking your throat
And your lungs are going to burst

Next comes
The nausea
The sickening feeling
Like you have to throw up

The pain settles in your body
Rising from your feet
To your head
Until the pain is all you can feel

Your heart will beat
Faster than it ever has
sounding like a jackhammer
Feeling like it’s going to jump out your chest

Your stomach feels
Like a million bees are buzzing
Around inside
Wanting to get out

Your mind screams to stop
It wants to shut down
Never wanting to wake up again
Wanting all of this to end

On the inside
It is a raging war
Explosions of emotions
And a million screams of agony

On the outside
Is a small smile
And a pretty laugh
A simple conversation

Everything is okay
Nothing wrong
Nothing out of place
You still need to talk

Take the lead
Continue the conversation
Say something
Don’t just stay quiet

Make sure nothing escapes your mind
Don’t let them know anything
Let them live in ignorance
What they don’t know never hurts them

Doesn’t matter if they will never know
That nothing is ever perfectly fine
Until everything bubbles over
And finally escapes

But they won’t know for a long time
Nothing will over flow
Nothing will show
Everything is perfectly fine



“Writing poetry makes me feel like I can see myself, like I can see my reflection, but not in a mirror, in the world. I write and I know I can be reflected.”
-Oscar S.

“Writing poetry makes me feel free.”
-Buenda D.

“Writing poetry is like your best friend.”
-Jessica M.