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As the anger grows The common sense diminishes Everyone starts, But no one really finishes Everything you've said Really didn’t mean anything So the more you talk, The louder I sing All the broken promises, Broke me as well And I still don’t know How I ever fell -Rhea Huggins, 2013

Contributed by Rhea Sunshine

An Apology Forgive me for backing over and smashing your red wheelbarrow. It was raining and the rear wiper does not work on my new plum-colored SUV. I am also sorry about the white chickens. F.J. Bergmann

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet, writer, editor and educator who is based in London. This is one of my favorite pieces from her. Follow her on Tumblr at warsanshire.tumblr.com

Contributed by Atrice Alexis

This is Just to Say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast Forgive me they were delicious so sweet and so cold William Carlos Williams

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

How I portray poetry visually. This is Just to Say by William Carlos Williams

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

How I portray poetry visually. Variations on the Word Sleep by Margaret Atwood

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

How I portray poetry visually. What I Have Learned So Far by Mary Oliver

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

How I portray poetry visually. The Rain by Robert Creeley

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

How I portray poetry visually. Poem by Bill Knott

Contributed by Emily Carnevale

Now we can all be awesome bards.

Contributed by Andrea Krieter