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  • Writer's picturePatrick Patton

Nightbirde: A Poem

Originally Posted on Aug. 30, 2021

UPDATE: Since the original posting, Jane Marczewski has sadly passed. The singer known as "Nightbirde" fought cancer for four years and went to be with her Lord on Feb. 19.

Original post is below.


Scroll down to listen as I read my poem, "Nightbirde" inspired by Jane Marczewski. If you are not familiar with Nightbirde, here is a little background, though I would recommend clicking here to watch her America's Got Talent (AGT) performance first, and then come back to watch this video.

In 2021, Nightbirde auditioned for AGT and received a golden buzzer from Simon Cowell for her performance of her original song "It's OK". The song became No. 1 on iTunes and No. 2 trending on YouTube.

After the performance, she revealed that was dealing with some cancer in her lungs, spine and liver with an expected 2% chance of survival.

After the auditions, Marczewski withdrew from the competition, citing her health worsening and therefore needing to focus on her battle with cancer.

I had been told so many times I had to watch this video, and when I finally did, I was filled with so many emotions that this poem just spilled out onto the page, and I decided to read it for you here.

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