Patrick Roche – “Siri: A Coping Mechanism” (500K Views!)

“Opening voicemails. He does not tell anyone he still has ones from his dead father. He will not delete them. He will not delete dead grandparents’ contact information. He will not delete anything.”

Congratulations to Patrick on topping 500,000 views on this amazing poem. Watch more from Patrick here and here.



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Patrick Roche – “21” (6 Million Views!)

“I come up with a theory that my father started drinking again because maybe he found out that I’m gay. Like if he could make everything else blurry maybe somehow I’d look straight.”

Congratulations to Patrick on topping SIX MILLION VIEWS on this incredible poem. Check out more from Patrick here and here.

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Patrick Roche – “The Perfect Panic Attack” (250K Views!)

“Your arms and legs will go numb starting at your hands and feet, every twitch and tingle an attempt to run for your life.”

Congratulations to Patrick on topping 250,000 views on this powerful poem. Check out more from Patrick here and here.



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Best of Button Week 40

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“Maybe he saw through the masks I built ever since I realized that sometimes it’s safer in costume.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Javon Johnson and Patrick Roche. Congratulations poets!

Best of Button Week 31

“Ever since a cop told me that my son looks older than he actually is, I don’t let him walk home from school anymore.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Will Evans, Kai Davis, Miriam Harris, and Patrick Roche. Congratulations poets!

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