Emotion is the epitome and the driving force that, when properly expressed (and by properly, I mean by slam poetry standards), turns words on a page into impressionable and unforgettable art. Those marks that even though you try to erase with time or attempt to pretend they were never there; never seem to truly fade. Everything about you was just perfect  Unremarkable how it felt like a celebration every time I was in your presence  Suddenly, my celebration turned out to be a ramification That's when things began to unravel I have doubts that you loved me, That you weren’t cheating on me, That you weren’t using me. 21 Unforgettable Lines of Poetry Written in Languages Other Than English. When I slam, I outwardly cast that emotion to my audience. Congratulations to Pages Matam, Elizabeth Acevedo, & G. Yamazawa for topping 100,000 views on this powerful poem! The name slam came from how the audience has the power to praise or, sometimes, destroy a poem. Slam poetry is a little bit of an obsession of mine, and as a teacher that has taught grades 6-12 ELA, I’m always scrolling through slam poems to find ones that are both inspiring, awesome, and appropriate for the age group. ... Poetry Slam: It's All Up to You (CLOSED) Comments. Watch more videos from the 2014 Beltway Poetry Slam Team here ! After you said those cruel, unforgettable, unforgivable words, I doubt you. Login or register to post a … A selection of unforgettable verse by 21 poets from around the world.

It is performed at events called poetry slams, or simply slams. Some people leave unforgettable marks in your life making it seem impossible to expunge. Credit: Mike Lewinski/Flickr CC BY 2.0. Slam poetry, a form of performance poetry that combines elements of performance, writing, competition, and audience participation.