Welcome, the poem, soon to be ‘spoken word’
I created this poem to perform as spoken word for my first Pay Day collaboration turning my Gravy Baby poem to song Introducing Ray the Musical Poet. It was to be my intro but I’m not nearly ready to attempt spoken word yet, it’s quite the challenge. If you don’t know much about spoken word I encourage you take a look.
I want to share the poem with you. I’m excited to get it ready to perform. This poem puts into word my passion for collaboration of the arts, to create something new.
This Blog has been viewed by 94 countries worldwide, that blows my mind! I want to say a warm welcome to people from all countries and all nations!
Happy Monday and Welcome!
Of our earth,
Of our people
From our passions that burn with in
The belly of the earth
Creativity will flow
I will take you places you never knew you could go
Forth into the world
To stand in unity
From it’s shakles that bind you,
Blind you from seeing
In the words and the images you see
Created through you
This chemistry of me
Come enter my land
My whimsical mind
A love of art is what I desire to combine
Your sand and mine.
Unheard of even,
No literary talent
Just a strong taste on my palette
To toss away the mallet
Of poetic injustice.
To break free of the chains that bind us,
Rock the boat
And ohhhh the gravyyy
Baby, it’s afloat.
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This is absolutely brilliant!! 🙂 Love it
Thank you so much!
I appreciate you taking the time to comment.
Have you watched much spoken word?
Hey no worries, at the end of the day we all need to support each other. X
I have seen quite a bit of spoken word actually, and I’d say that is the arena I most fall into… With my poetry.
Although gaining the confidence to speak my words out loud often presents the most challenge.
Youth Speaks Hawaii is one of my favorite. And also Suli Breaks who has been circulating the interweb of late speaking about education.
Awesome poem. I especially like the attempt to unite all people and countries. Yes, words can create change!
Well, we sure can be inspired to try right?
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.
It means a lot to me.
Have you watched much spoken word?
“I will take you places you never knew you could go…”
The ladies’ loos? I’ve always wondered what it’s like in there. Do they have the same sort of graffiti?
Well I’ve never been in one with graffiti but I’m sure there are ones around… 😉
I like the rhythm…and the theme comes over strong! Good poem…I’ve never watched spoken word, looks interesting.
Thank you. It is interesting.
Spoken Word TERRIFIES me. Know why? I have to speak.
You are a brave girl, and when you do, I’ll be here cheering you on. And saying, “Hmmm someday maybe just maybe I’ll get behind a microphone”. And just maybe not.
And maybe just not…
It terrifies me too but I like to face my terrors head on 😉
You’d be great at it Jim!…or not.
Waiting for Payday!
Great to hear. Me too.
This is lovely! I write spoken word poetry too! Albeit, mine is longer and more text like, but still! You ever heard of Catalina Ferro? She’s amazing.
Yes I like her. Have you heard Shake the Dust?
Nice. Can’t imagine why you’re not ready. Can already feel the flow of this one! 🙂 Stay up!
Thanks for the encouragement Sahm.
Why thank you! 😀
I think it’s a great poem. I love how when reading it, I feel like the pace and energy grows.
Thanks Charles. I’m looking forward to reading it aloud.
I recently wrote my first spoken word poem…as of now it is still in progress as I have no place to perform it in mind. This awesome post has inspired me to find an opportunity to perform! Thank you! Keep at it, you’ve got it!
Thank you! It’s not very long but I am going to give it a try. A good starting point.
I’d love to hear it, have you recorded it yet?
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