Typewriter Rodeo: Your Poem

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By Jodi EgertonApril 1, 2022 10:21 am, ,

There are folks out there who need to hear that they are loved and accepted. That was the simple but vital inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

Your Poem

This is a poem for you
If you’re feeling unseen
hiding parts of yourself
hiding who you know you are

This is a poem for you
If it feels the world is not safe for you to be you
that your voice is not valid
that your home is not home

This is a poem for you
From me
To say:
I see you
I got you

Who am I?
Look around you
You already know me

I’m your friend, your teacher, your coach
I’m your champion, your support, your cheerleader
I’m luck to have you in my life

a digitized version of the typewritten poem

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