If you're not familiar with the ever so talented and beautiful poet Jasmine Mans, please get familiar.
She speaks nothing, but the truth. Her words are a mixture of real, raw and powerful. I stumbled upon this gem while scrolling through YouTube while in college a few years back. Her poems have warmed my heart, had me revisit feelings that I never saw myself revisiting and had me crying tears of hurt and pain.
This poem was one of the first poems I ever listened to her recite and when I tell you ever single time I revisit this video the same feelings resurface. In recognition of National Poetry Day, I felt that it was only right that I highlight an amazing young poet who speaks on topics most people are too afraid or ashamed to speak on. Give this poem a listen and if you don't shed at least one tear, do yourself a favor and listen again.
You won't regret it.