I am part of the Upstate Slam Poetry Team called: SPEAKLIFE (click for video) and we had a blast. SPEAKLIFE and the rest of Slam Poetry Teams from everywhere competed in Slams and broung awareness to a vast number of issues, and vocalized a wide spectrum of beliefs. If you are ever in the Greenville, SC area and you like being inspired through poetry then you must visit Coffee Underground on Sunday at 7pm. I look forward to participating in the next Slam and perfecting my craft, bettering my ability to communicate truth in the most impactful way.
Have you ever been bothered by something that doesn’t seem to bother anyone else? I have; the death rate and just the chaotic level of violence in the Chicago streets keeps me up at night. I complain about it, pray about it, think about, and I am in the process of making a mini documentary about it. Continue reading
you need muscle or your knees will buckle
and your back will break
the thief deceived you into thinking that you need to hustle
to stack cake
but how much struggle can blacks take?
we bleed blood
because these streets is sick
prelude to the book “Tears of a Son: IGNITE a revolution”
For those of you who don’t know what SLAM POETRY is well it is like spoken word on steroids and really high energy. I as a poet and a man of God always struggled with performing spoken word that was judged by others in a competition, because I felt like it belittles the point of poetry. I have only now come to the realization that SLAM POETRY is a platform for those who are super serious about what they have to say. I personally dont perform for points, but to SPEAKLIFE into the atmosphere. If you want to step your delivery up and cut the fat off – I mean really perfect your craft SLAM POETRY is where its at (its fun to watch too).
This might be my best poem
or at the very least its the next poem
the one after the last one
I promise not to expound on how
blacks blood goes SPLAT!!!
on the ground when they blast guns
not this time around Im a elevate
over guttas and curbs
before I utter a word
I’m a meditate…