Daily Post asked:
-“You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?”-
This is a story, of my first poetry reading:
-“I once sat going out of my mind,
my interesting fantasy worlds I’d find,
but it sucked I was broke,
I could hire no bloke,
so I could find no actors to sign.”-
These are the words to an older poem I wrote, The Reasons Why I Write (With Creative Answers). It is posted here, if interested, http://mcscriptor.com/2014/06/10/the-reasons-why-i-write-creative-answers/
This poem, has always been of value to me; for it was the first spoken word poem I ever performed.
I had always held interest in written poetry, but it wasn’t until about a year or so ago, that I had taken an interest in spoken word.
I had watched countless poets on the internet, and had been to a few poetry slams, just to simply observe. The talent was phenomenal, I assure you!
One night a few months back, I heard over social media, of an open mic poetry night at a local downtown café.
I had attended the event with one of my friends, whom, about an hour into the event, had talked me into finally, “getting my arse up on the stage” instead of merely observing from my chair
I hurriedly scribbled down in my notebook, one of the few poems of mine I had committed to memory.
I raised my hand during the last call rather enthusiastically, and strolled my way up to the stage.
I took hold of the microphone, or attempted to….. as unfortunately, the last poet had been very, very tall.
I called off to the side of the stage, “excuse me, could you please tell me how to adjust this thing? I am rather short.”
Continuing on, I knew that my stage ability likely lagged behind the ability of the previous poets. Did I feel compelled to hide that fact? I did not. In fact, I decided to let everyone know, exactly what catastrophic, walking tornado of words they were in for.
“Let the record show,” I began Continue reading