Porsha Olayiwola – “Father’s American Dream” (100K Views!)

“The bills picked up, so my mother picked up two jobs and she’s been working them ever since.”

Congratulations to Porsha O. for topping 100,000 views on this moving poem! Watch more videos from Porsha here and here.



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Porsha Olayiwola – “Tangled aka Rapunzel aka Long-Hair-Don’t-Care-and-What” (Button Live)


Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“I wonder if I’m just a beautiful thing meant for the world to make theirs?”

Don’t miss this remarkable poem from Porsha Olayiwola, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

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Porsha Olayiwola – “Water” (100K Views!)

“I’ve heard sharks followed slave ships crossing the atlantic ocean, trailing black bodies thrown overboard.”

Congratulations to Porsha on topping 100,000 views on this stunning poem. Help support Button Poetry so we can continue broadcasting all these artists!
Check out more of Porsha’s work here and here.
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