Making Poetry Cool For Young People Since 2004
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Welcome to my world of Laugh-A-Lot Poetry! When I started writing poetry in college, I was afraid to show my poems to people. In fact, I had a really bad case of stage fright. If I had to do any type of public speaking, my hands would shake, my heart would race, and I'd talk faster than I could think. It wasn't a pretty sight. I never thought I'd be able to stand in front a crowd and share my poems with anyone. In 2004, after being published for the first time, a principal, on Long Island, invited me to her school. At first, I was extremely hesitant to go, but she convinced me to give it a shot. I spent 10 minutes in each classroom (reading my poems to her students) and was utterly blown away by how much they enjoyed my poetry! Every single class wanted to hear more of my poems. This experience gave me the confidence to visit more classrooms. As time passed on, I put together a program, Laugh-A-Lot Poetry, which has become extremely popular with students, educators, and parents. It baffles me, to this day, that English and Art were my 2 worst subjects in elementary school, middle school, high school, and believe it or not, college. I used to think English and Art were my greatest weaknesses, but, over time, I discovered these 2 subjects are actually my greatest strengths. We never know what we're capable of until we try. So, I encourage each and every one of you to face one of your fears. As soon as you face it, you're going to realize how powerful you truly are!
What if gum grew
on the sidewalk?
What if basketballs
built their houses
on your hair?
What if pumpkins
What if grizzly bears
What a crazy, wacky, mixed up place
would surely be!
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Empowering students with humorous and whimsical poetry!
Award Winning Poet and Author, Darren Sardelli
LAUGH-A-LOT POETRY CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE POEM AT A TIME!