Here is a piece of SLAM Poetry I wrote a year ago for an English class. I got the best marks in the class for it, and yes, it is exaggerated for dramatic effect. The grammar in this piece may not be the best, but remember that this was a spoken piece, so none of that matters. We had to choose from certain starters, and I chose “Life is like a…”

Life is like a whiteboard.

No, scratch that,

The human brain is like a whiteboard.

 

Anything can be written on it,

Eternally imprinted on the mind.

However, if the wrong pen is used,

It can leave a scar.

 

The human brain is like a whiteboard,

Anything can be written on it,

But can be erased just as easily.

 

One wipe and the whiteboard goes blank.

One wipe and all is gone.

One slow, harrowing wipe from dementia.

 

Suddenly it’s strangers sat beside your hospital bed,

No visits from friends or family.

Strangers holding your hand, day in, day out,

telling of nice things.

Strangers, who hear the final, loud drone from the life machine.

 

So that was my SLAM Poetry piece. I think tomorrow I will post another thing I wrote a while ago too. Donate to DementiaUK here: https://www.dementiauk.org/

Thanks for reading 🙂

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