• Patrick Patton

Nightbirde: A Poem



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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