“Poetry is meant to be read aloud. Select a poem – it can be a personal favorite or one you find randomly – and read it aloud in a way that itself makes it a story.”
This is my favorite poem because it relates to a similar story I tell people about from my childhood. When I was younger, I had this HUGE grudge against some other girl in my third grade class. She liked the boy that I liked at the time, and obviously, I wasn’t going to have this. I went around telling everyone she kills hamsters. I even showed some pictures of “her” dead hamster, just to really seal it. Somehow, I even convinced myself that she really did kill hamsters. It just made me hate her even more.
I wanted everyone to know she killed hamsters.