Thursday, April 18, 2013

To This Day

Yesterday I subbed in Mrs. Horton's class, and I know her students well.  I enjoyed spending the day with them and during her senior AVID class, the students asked if they could read aloud some poems from their senior English class.  I, of course, said, "Heavens, yes!"  One girl read Shane Koyczan's, "To This Day."  Have you heard it?  After she was done reading, I asked her all about the poem, and she told me how Koyczan's poem is being used as an anti-bulling campaign.  I was so interested.

Here are my favorite lines from the poem:
"and if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself
get a better mirror
look a little closer
stare a little longer
because there’s something inside you
that made you keep trying
despite everyone who told you to quit."


  1. Holy Smokes. That was perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love it when students want to share poetry.