Why your next read should be The Poet X
Maybe just your new fav. book: The Poet X
A book with no paragraphs
No chapters, no cliché rules
Slam poems gracing every page
A stream of thoughts from a protagonist
Whose life is upturned, cracked through the center
Maybe just like yours.
They say the world is your oyster
The cloudless sky your limit
But to me, it seems the grass is greener on the other side
To get there takes fruitless hours
Where barriers must be broken, obstacles crushed
Just like this story
Of a teen trying to find a grip
On expectations, on friends, on crushes, on bullies
Maybe just like your story.
A cross between two dimensions
Don’t mistake me, both are on this planet, very real,
It’s a mix between races, cultures, people
Spanish words, sentences, paragraphs flourish
Upon the pages of this YA read.
You don’t have to be Spanish,
Or insecure or confident or a ‘good reader’
(Because we are all good readers in our own way)
Since hope is the very foundation of this book,
A yearn for something more
To cross boundaries, defy rules
Maybe just like your yours.
Why should I read slam poems? Why can’t I read a ‘normal’ book?
, you may ask me.
I have just one answer-
You don’t know what you’re missing.
There’s love and loss and hope and grief
And romance and vivid descriptions
And character development and music
All wrapped with a few hundred pages.
It’s a book to make you fall in love with slam poetry
I definitely did.
Maybe just like you will too.
Rating: 11/10 (Is that possible? I feel like it was that good ?)
Description: Bound to make you fall in love with Slam Poetry
Definitely should be your next read!