Our school has a poetry slam. I came in second in the qualifier, but I didn't even want to enter into the qualifier. I am now supposed to slam in front of the whole schoool, and I really don't feel comfortable doing it. I don't feel like my poetry is good enough, and I already have a hard enough time fitting in. I don't want to create something else to alienate myself. But my friends are all pressuring me into doing it even though I really dont' want to. Should I do it?
I think that you should try it. What's the worse that can happen?
My school had a poetry slam nd like my teacher always says " I have never had anyone who said they regretted doing it but I have had plenty of people who have regretted not doing it." I didnt do it. I will always regret that. he also says "as soon as you walk on that stage, you are already better than everone in the audience." Poetry slams are one of my favorite things in the world. if you need inspiration you should look up some slams on youtube. there are some really good ones out there: Shane koyzokan, sarah kay, mr.molly, Shane Haley
If I were you I would participate, what's the harm in not doing it? Like Childofthemind said, you'll probably regret it. I bet you're poems are really good :) Good luck!