Across the world on every March 21, the world comes together to celebrate poetry in all its glory.
No set rules are laid down for how to mark it. Be it any topic, you can read some poetry. You can perform it. You can write a poem. You can pop along and listen to someone read theirs.
Because poetry is wonderful. It’s pure emotion and truth. And no matter who you are, there’s a poem out there that will touch you the same way we would love this to appeal to you
To inspire you to fall back in love with poetry, our peer educator Shawn Davis Kawalya has rounded up a poem about safe sex which you should be interested in reading. Check it out;
I ask you to use it
And you reply “No”
I tell you that we won’t have sex
And you reply “So”
Is that how you feel?
You don’t want to because of that?
I thought you loved me
But I guess you were just talkin’ smack
I want to be safe
And you have a problem with it
You want to do it bare
But I don’t know who you’ve been with
We go back and forth
For a real long time
You are listening to your opinion
And I am listening to mine
You say live sex
I say safe sex
You keep saying live sex
And now there will be no sex
Five years later
You calling me from a clinic
Telling me everything
That you got from some belle
I cry for you inside
Because I feel bad for you
If you would’ve listened 2 me back then
You would not be where you are now, Boo