Shame & Compassion

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Une compilation assemblée par Rachel McCrum

Les poèmes

Dear Regret, my leaning this morning, my leather foot, want of

stone, age old, my...

I was a kid other kids’ 

parents gossiped about.


They told their children

what I was: too negative.


I get it. Fair to fear...

My grandmother puts her feet in the sink

                  of the bathroom at Sears

to wash them in the ritual washing for prayer,


because she...

sam says you can’t name your book good boys without a dog

but sam doesn’t know that i am the dog

i am the ultimate mutt and i am telling him this story

at the...

It was in a boardroom

that I witnessed the latest killing


A room filled with knowledgeable

white people


trying to understand


Before you know what kindness really is

you must lose things,

feel the future dissolve in a moment

like salt in a weakened broth.

What you held in your hand...

Am I a praise poet or a blame poet?

Today I am a blame poet.


 O Death, face it, existence

doesn’t like you.


You can’t sing. You can’t...

Nobody heard him, the dead man,

But still he lay moaning:

I was much further out than you...

i thought it was ok - i could understand the reasons

they said there might be young children or a nervous man seeing

this small piece...

Stepping off the plane in Whitehorse

the last thing I expect to feel

is home

not quite alone

but close enough

here in this great black north.


before i start i want to say you shouldn’t blame yourself

there’s no point in beating around the bush

there’s something we need to talk about

this is the most...

Les récitations

Pour que chaque poème de cette compilation soit accompagné d’une récitation, nous invitons les élèves du primaire et du secondaire à nous proposer leur propre vidéo de récitation pour faire entendre un poème qui n’a pas encore été récité. Envoyez-nous vos vidéos de récitation d’un des poèmes de cette compilation et il pourrait y être ajouté !

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