The Most Heartbreaking Reason to Leave Your Front Door Unlocked


The power of spoken word turns words into music, even the very small ones, the monosyllables — the ifs, ands, buts, whats.

This art form consists of a beautiful lyrical flow.

And while a poem is never the same twice, it has the ability to both help people connect with their inner selves and with those around them.

If you are poet Neil Hilborn, having OCD doesn’t mean his brain just gets stuck on a particular thought or urge. For him, things get a lot worse and tragically beautiful.

Hilborn’s performance during Individual Finals at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam not only impressed the audience, but also pulled at their heartstrings.

Watch the video and listen to the most heartbreaking reason to leave your front door unlocked you’ll probably ever hear in your life. The power of spoken word turns words into music, even the very small ones, the monosyllables — the ifs, ands, buts, whats. This art form consists of a beautiful lyrical flow.

And while a poem is never the same twice, it has the ability to both help people connect with their inner selves and with those around them. If you are poet Neil Hilborn, having OCD doesn’t mean his brain just gets stuck on a particular thought or urge.

For him, things get a lot worse and tragically beautiful.Hilborn’s performance during Individual Finals at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam not only impressed the audience, but also pulled at their heartstrings.



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