Andrew and I edited some of his poems to enter them into a SLAM poetry competition at the Queensland State Library in Brisbane where he, Ryan and a friend of ours are going to take part in a poetry seminar on July 29. The poems had to be 160 characters or less in length, so we really had to cut. It took out a lot of his fluff and made them stronger. We even sliced two poems and combined their strongest bits to make a new one.
Sigh. Sometimes I wonder if I am home schooling the right kid!
(Untitled: from a larger poem called “Love and Hate”)
Make racism, hatred and war
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|Andrew's sense of humour!|