Samantha Healy – “Witch Hunt” (Get Lit)

Performing at the 2017 Get Lit Classic Slam.

“He likes girls with mothers that don’t love them. Mothers like whiplash, throw you across your bedroom, cradle you in the wreckage, teach you nothing of stability. Mothers that singe your eyebrows with every laugh.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem from Samantha Healy, performing during the semifinals of the 2017 Get Lit Words Ignite Classic Slam, the largest youth poetry tournament in Southern California. Order Get Lit Rising today at, and join the #LiteraryRiot at

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