Be prepared to be emotionally moved. This poem deals with accepting the lose of loved ones and the concept of passing on. I have no experience in poetry whatsoever. Who am I to judge whether a poem is good or not? I stumbled upon this video while doing an assignment for school last semester and I was so incredibly touched by this poem. Michael Lee is a poet in his mid-twenties from Minneapolis, who has turned a lot of pain and hardship into creative expression. This poem specifically references the death of Michael’s best friend Stephen while they were in middle school. Stephen was murdered by his schizophrenic mother. That is just a glimpse of the kind of emotional resonance this poem yields. I hope you enjoy, or at least come to some sort of personal realization.
Want to hear other poems or learn more about Michael? Check out his blog by clicking here.