TED Talk Favorite: To This Day by Shane Koyczan

It’s rare that I watch TED Talks more than once but this talk or rather, performance by poet Shane Koyczan demanded to be watched again and again.

It’s a poem about the bullied, something I’ve experienced for a very short time when I was in kindergarten. He starts out with a prose but slowly, the piece builds up to a free-form poetry.

The power of truth behind each word is palpable and brilliant. I’m not really into poetry but even a layman can appreciate the beauty of this piece. It’s unpretentious, only raw emotion expressed in simple words.

Shane Koyczan may not have made it as a professional wrestler, but he more than makes up for it by being a great poet.


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