Friday, January 18, 2013

Poetry teaches East Cleveland students lessons about life

From the Cleveland Call and Post: "Poetry teaches East Cleveland students lessons about life"
The Silent Whisper poets

They write as well as perform poetry to help and encourage other teens dealing with the same problems. They settled on the name Silent Whisper because they believe… “If you stay silent, you can hear the heart speaking.”
...They address life and issues such as suicide, physical abuse, drugs, and alcohol.  “Sometimes, you can’t always hold everything in,” said Silent Whisper member Tanautica Bush, 17. “We just want to express ourselves through our life stories, let our peers know you can make something good out of every situation.”

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau