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For Inaugural Day: A Rap Sonnet

By Staff | Jan 22, 2009

We’ll take our poetry from wherever it comes,

From seniors in rest homes, from rappers in slums,

From housewives in kitchens, slammers in cafes,

From yuppies in condos, from Jamals and Joss

From professors in colleges and teens asking why

Our poetry’ll ring with their laughter and cry.

We’ll take our poetry whatever its time

From free verse to meter from hip hop to rhyme,

From sonnet to ballad from ode to pantoum

Our poetry’ll explode in one sonic boom.

We’ll take our poetry to wherever it goes

Past horizons of heart to the depths of our souls,

And keep searching for truth wherever it may be –

We’ll tell it like it is with our poetry.