It’s hard growing up these days
And it’s so easy to get lost
Getting caught up in a place
You don’t belong.
VISA is at halfpence
Parents on your conscience
Boss needs some patience
–You’re looking for guidance.
But don’t despair, RISE Poetry, takes care.
It’s for everyone, not just budding Shakespeares;
Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere.
Idle mind, beware.
Creator, Randell Adjei, overflowing with love, started this club
As a step up for youth tryin’ to come up.
“Our movement believes in equality and fairness, a first come first served basis,
Learning something about themselves and their purpose.
I’ve been arrested, I’ve been robbed, I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum”
RISE provides a space for thoughts and expression
Growth and protection
Love and acceptance
I heard David Delisca speak against racial profiling and felt a hum of rage.
Ifrah Hussein reminded us about social stereotypes, from gender to race.
You might even catch Poetic Justice preaching ‘Pac and his anguish,
“Never Ignorant Getting Goals Accomplished”
Getting involved makes sense.
“We’re now looking for volunteers to help out with organizing future events”
Like feeding Toronto’s roaming homeless
“We’re looking for Writers, Web designers, Videographers, a couple of key components.”
April 22nd at Lula Lounge, RISE will celebrate one year!
A perfect night for your inner Poe or Plath to appear.
For more info follow @RisePoetry
Posted by Samira Zia Rehman
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