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I Love Spoken Word Poetry

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    the wind is rough at the top of the hill.

    The minister's daughter is in love with the snake, who dwells in a well at the bottom of the road.wake up girl we're almost home. mansion is vast, rich all the rooms and the comforts fair. Evening gowns, luxury in stairs, red are the arms of Manchurian chairs. And you don't...
    rockspaz rockspaz 46-50, M Mar 17, 2014

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    Alysia Harris - joy is one of the most powerful

    and well delivered poems I've ever heard.
    Lifeoftheameteurartist Lifeoftheameteurartist 18-21, F May 18

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    I have never felt so at ease

    as the day when you called me precocious I have never feared big words, only those that refuse to use them. And the syllables rolled of your tongue like honey… I was hooked Language became our vein of communication and I know that everybody uses language to communicate. But...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 18-21, F Sep 5, 2014

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    Another Spoken Word Poem I Love

    What Are You Dying For I would stand to miss the fists on the battlefield Among an army of red and an army of blue And I stand tall and true As I ask you What are you fighting for? This four foot by four foot concrete block You’re arguing for and bartering for Is merely a...
    RafaReu RafaReu 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    "...because a broken heart feels like poisoned

    butterflies taking their last flutters in the pit of your stomach..." - Jasmine Mans
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F Aug 27, 2014

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    To this day. There is this story I watched

    because at time, we'll most times I really can't be bothered reading. It's called to this day. It is about bullying and rising above it. Have to say that it is one of the most beautiful spoken word I have ever seen or heard. I can't say I have been bullied nor that I can relate...
    Uncharted101 Uncharted101 26-30, F May 17

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    Priceless

    it's everything about the timbre of voice and skill in operating it properly.so that it can be interpreted in many different ways.I think spoken word poetry is more solemn than written one.it evokes emotions and memories deeply embedded in us to emerge.great atmosphere occurs...
    Maga Maga 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2008

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    'Surface conversation

    and the blind observation that hands feel like hands in the middle of the dark, but his voice don't sound like yours no matter how many lights I turn off...'
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F Sep 5, 2014

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    Shihan on Def Poetry Jam "Love Like" epic-

    romantic- hilarious- good love :) <3 (youtube)
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    It's Not Just How It's Written

    It's how it's read aloud too. You can give two different people the same poem to read out loud, and the poems can be projected in two completely different ways, just on how the reader says everything. I love hearing poems read with conviction, and passion, and emotion. It...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2008

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    My throat is a volcano Hot

    and swelling, Tears are welling The fire that smolders at my core has erupted through my eyes!
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    I've loved Sarah Kay's pieces.

    I love the way she speaks. It's perfection.
    imperfectprincess imperfectprincess 13-15, F Jan 18

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    You'll Live You'll live that's what my

    grandmother would say to me for every skinned knee or broken bone for every time I'd come home with new bruises tattooed on my back in blue and black ink for every kitchen sink surgery where she would have to stitch me back together for everyday I ever spent getting over being...
    nicoleblu nicoleblu 18-21, F Feb 20, 2014

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    The Pursuit Of Happiness

    by Andrea Gibson.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 26, 2012

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    Spoken Word is such a beautiful art form

    and I believe that anyone can be a part of it and create a piece of work. I've been actively participating in local slams and plan to perform at local talent shows this year. I'm so excited and proud to be doing what I love while stepping outside the box and my comfort zone.
    pbhox pbhox 16-17, F Jan 17

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    Rives Is My Favorite

    I discovered spoken word poetry last summer and I immediately fell in love with words all over again. It's amazing what those poets can do with their poems and they way they can make people feel. I'm so impressed and amazed and it's just all like... wow. I highly suggest...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 18, 2008

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    Death Poem

    by Alysia Harris.
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    What Is Left

    Dont know where the lie ends And the truth begins Tired of the stories as they spin Leaving me hanging on the end Of the trail as it leads Down the path of all my misdeeds I kneel down and plead For a calm mind For a pure soul A peaceful time Before I turn cold But I...
    Warbandit Warbandit 26-30, M Jul 17, 2013

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    Move Pen, Move....

    Probably the saddest poem I've ever heard...Move pen move - Shane Koyczan
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    America In 4 Minutes by Branden Wellington is

    one of my favorites. Jefferson Bethke is one of my favorites and actually got me to really love spoken word and I also really like this one by Kai Davis called **** I Look Like. I really love to watch teen spoken word poetry slams on YouTube. I think they're really...
    TianaHunter TianaHunter 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    ((((The following spoken is how Derek Jarman's

    film begins, it's very moving and haunting.))))It seems that out of battle I escapedDown some profound dull tunnel, long since scoopedThrough granites which titanic wars had groined.Yet also there encumbered sleepers groaned,Too fast in thought or death to be bestirred.Then, as...
    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I just posted my first video on YouTube doing

    spoken word!! You should watch it and like, share, and subscribe if you enjoyed it!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xasxBtCIY8
    xvlamexv xvlamexv 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    Debris A vast and extensive universe

    exists Each star replicating something bigger and brighter than you can ever imagine As you look up at the night sky watching the tiny flicker of an unknown solar system that might not exists anymore a piece of debris floats through the vast emptiness of space It has no place...
    barnest2 barnest2 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    Black And Blue

    by Alysia Harris and Jasmine Mans."Giving him your heart to stand on will never make a man of him, just a taller boy".
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    Myseterious Me

    I won't announce my name, Because if I do. I might as well tell my life story. But we wouldn't want that. I express myself through poetry. I'll let you guess my life story. No this isn't a game. But it's a fun way to do things right? Some people may know me. But won't know me...
    QueenOfPoetry QueenOfPoetry 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    Parismay Parismay 18-21, F Jun 12

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    Some I LOVE: if I should have a daughter- Sarah

    Kay Jesus > Religion- Jefferson Bethke 10 honest thoughts on being loved by a skinny boy- Rachel Wiley How to cure your feminist- Kait Rokowski To the boys who may one day date my daughter- Jesse Parent And so many more!
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2014

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    So Much That I'd Like You Guys to Have a Taste of It.

    I call it "I Think This One's For You".  I'm sure it's not much and is more exemplified if I say it.  I also realize that punctualization and capitalization isn't right, but hayyyy, it's poetry [:   so here i am on the ground waiting for...
    ariannetessa ariannetessa 16-17 Jul 19, 2008

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    What Will You Say - Clayton Jennings

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfeSgUo-5zA
    TheGordman TheGordman 18-21, M Sep 5, 2014

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    Pass On by Michael Lee is

    so incredible... It's really helped me through some difficult losses, and still sends chills down my spine every time I hear it, even though I've heard it countless times. I highly recommend it for anyone who likes spoken word.
    lerlyblandor lerlyblandor 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Amir Sulaiman - Come to the Hills (We Must Win)

    is one of my favorites... each time I listen I get something different out from it.
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer 18-21, F Feb 21

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    Parents Are The Hardest People To Please•

    would have to be one of my favorites, because it basically sums up a majority my life.
    jordinv jordinv 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2014

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    I am trying to write a poem right now

    but I have no idea what to write about
    cute4me cute4me 16-17, T 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

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    Slipping on Mist Where is the joy of my precocious youth, that slowly slipped one morning into a mist, like a lover's lost affection for lips once kissed and sipped so sweetly...
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    She corners me Then whispers me her poetic verses laced with love And although Id always find her art appealing I can't be with her This thing that she wants will never be...
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    Over this summer I had a relationship with this really nice guy. He was sweet and kind and drove me everywhere. Also, because he had a job and I didn't, he paid for everything. It...
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    out of all the people I could be I never know if I'm the right one when the halls empty and orange lines stretch into black the world just for one love like a straightjacket...
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    So there is this guy at my work. I had noticed him checking me out before, but both of us are shy and we had never spoken. Things all changed when I got a cute pixie cut. He...
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