Poetry Month at TheBody.com: HIV/AIDS-Related Poems From Our Readers (April 1, 2013)
April is National Poetry Month in the U.S., and throughout the month we'll be posting your submissions of poetry about living with, or being affected by, HIV/AIDS. Any form of poetry is fair game! Find out more about how you can get your poem featured on TheBody.com.
My Letter to HIV (Poem): A Blog Entry by Robert Breining (April 29, 2012)
"... it wasn't until 2001 when we first stared into each other eyes. / When you were finally acknowledged, It wasn't a lie. / I hated you, I thought I would die / I kept you a secret held deep inside. / It took me over 5 years for me to accept you with pride."
The POWER of WORDS: A Blog Entry by Khafre Abif (March 5, 2012)
"Cornbread, Fish and Collard Greens: Prayers, Poems & Affirmation for People Living with HIV/AIDS has received submissions from Africa, America, Europe and South America. ... I want to share this anthology with the international community who created it. ... Share the campaign with your family, friends and your social network. All the tools are there."
Bonus Rounds: A Blog Entry by River Huston (January 20, 2012)
"I just feel it is a privilege to not just be alive, but have found some happiness and contentment in my life. There is very little I want, need or desire; wow, lucky me."
Poetry: H-I-Me -- A Blog Entry by Brandon Lacy Campos (October 19, 2010)
Let me be clear with all ya'll here / If you are choosing to go on a meth-fueled sex affair / My responsibility to the outcomes of your personal decisions stop right there / So happy we got all that out in the air.
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