I have challenged my students to write a poem or a song and told them I would post it on my blog if they did. Here is one by Kamilah Kamil:

I’ve had too much good medicine.
It sounds rehearsed;
words lose meaning,
become authority weaning.

A change of sheets is needed
in thoughts, if not in deed
Renewal is not in repetition,
but rather, in reevaluation.

My new friend’s a devil’s advocate.
He solidifies my faith of late
Few can comprehend
why his words I contemplate.

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