They showed us this at a school assembly and like a fourth of my class started crying. It’s really a powerful video, everyone needs to see it.
My english teacher showed my class this. I seriously hurt myself trying not to cry.
I watch this every time it’s linked (every time I watch it I also cry). If I could make everyone watch a video, it would be this one.
Please watch this, it is so empowering.
OH MY GOSH I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS. The guy who writes and speaks these poems is one of my favourite spoken word poets ever, his name is Shane Koyczan. Seriously the guy has a beautiful way with words and rhyme and the rhythm in his poetry is entrancing. If you want to hear more of him I highly suggest checking out his sound cloud: https://soundcloud.com/shane-koyczan
Everyone who terrifies you is sixty-five percent water. And everyone you love is made of stardust, and I know sometimes you cannot even breathe deeply, and the night sky is no home, and you have cried yourself to sleep enough times that you are down to your last two percent, but nothing is infinite, not even loss. You are made of the sea and the stars, and one day you are going to find yourself again.