“Death Be Unto You:” by Lily Blue Simmons

Lily Blue Simmons (age 15)


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from 2022 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Lily Blue Simmons: “Writing poetry gives me a voice I, at times, cannot find. Sometimes I cannot find the perfect word for the given situation, but I can write about what I am trying to say and convey it better than I ever could with any singular word. I spend a lot of time trying to understand the way the world works and poetry gives me a way to express my interpretations. I cannot imagine life without writing.”

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