Yesterday, I went to a poetry slam called Louder than a Lawnmower. Honestly, it was the most riveting thing I've been to in a while. I competed, and being my first time competing in something in this sort, I was nervous. When it came my turn up to the mike, I stood firm and delivered with my choreography, articulation, and emotion. I recieved scores that were good, but I think the more important thing was the poem. I wanted to deliver my message, and I gave it my all. Poems are about having a say, and emotion, so I'm going to continue to write poetry to use it as an envelope for a message.
Read more about Louder than a Bomb (all of illinois Youth Poetry Festival): http://youngchicagoauthors.org/performances.html