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What writing feels like

What writing feels like

What writing feels like

Being a poet is worthwhile for a countless collection of reasons. Being a writer is beautiful due to the fact that you can create worlds by simply combining words. I have the luck of being both and I can tell you, its one heck of a thing.

But being a writer and poet can also be extremely scary. Writing by itself can be pretty daunting and that’s why it scares most people into not even trying. I tried my best as a poet to create a poem that accurately describes what writing feels like. I had to add a little bit of drama to make it come across, but all in all, its pretty much on point if you ask me.

What writing feels like is a hard thing to describe.

I have had the great fortune of being around writers for a long time, and all of these writers have the same mentality when it comes to writing. Its addictive and you kind of want to keep doing it. For me writing is therapy, it helps relieve all the bad stuff in my mind. That’s why for me it’s all about reaching into the darkness and bringing out what I find.

Jumping into hell and finding the proper way to navigate to the words I’m looking for. It’s a scary thing but necessary for me to maintain my sanity. And since it’s like that for me, I am making the assumption it’s the same for some others as well.

What does it feel like for you to write? Is it all about the technical aspects of it all, or is it more about the healing effect it might have on you?

If you liked What writing feels like, I am sure you will enjoy the rest of the videos on my channel as well. And don’t forget my poetry book which you can buy right here. Thanks for coming and come back again next week.

Relationship agreement

Relationship agreement

Relationship agreement

I am a huge fan of the Big Bang Theory and as such, there is no way that I could just get by without creating a relationship agreement. That mysterious yet beautiful concept would make the almost perfect addition to any relationship. Because if you can find all the possible pitfalls, and put how to avoid them on paper you might be able to avoid a lot of issues.

I tried my best to create an official sounding piece of what could be a Relationship agreement. Wrote the 5 things that usually come up during a relationship and tried to create some advice sounding words in there to spice it up. Like any real poet would try to do.

Love is a complicated concept because of all the emotions running amock. But if you could navigate those emotions into a productive conversation that would be for the best, wouldn’t it? And that conversation could be guided into the proper direction by using some smart planning and forward thinking.

Sheldon might have been onto something with this one. I myself have been through a few relationships and I saw the issues repeat themselves with each new one. But I got told that your advice is only valid if you yourself are in a relationship. Which to make is the biggest BS I have ever heard. But that is why if this contract was real, and kept being rewritten and corrected over time, it could just be the best thing EVER. Because you can finally skip the need for advice from others, and those pesky “friends” who know better.

Yes, this Relationship agreement is without a doubt a smart thing to do. If you liked this piece, I am sure you will enjoy the rest of the videos on my channel as well so don’t forget to subscribe. And don’t forget my book, which you can buy right here.

Imagine what if

Imagine what if

Imagine what if

So from time to time, I get the chance to work with these amazing poets and create some stunning stuff. This is another amazing piece I did with a great writer. The concept we wanted to work on was “hypotheticals”. The beautiful part of this piece is the fact that writing it was really easy because all we had to do was pool our inspiration from reality.

For my part, I tried to think of the best possible situation for not just me, but for the world in general. I wasn’t able to include everything I wanted, because there are still some aspects of society I left out. But I am more than content with what I wrote and said here.

The issue with being a part of this society is that you get to see all the cracks in it if you look closely enough. The big problem is that most people don’t want to look at the cracks, they just want to look at the greatness of the reality they created for themselves. For writers like me its fun to dream about a world where a lot of humanity’s mistakes were never made and you can just Imagine what if.

Creating a world where the consequences of others actions weren’t so impactful on the world as a whole. That is what this piece was meant to convey. Writing about the injustice in the world, the racism, the hatred, the pain, the agony, the depression … it can get a little heavy at times. So that’s why it’s nice to step away from it all and write about a place where all of that didn’t happen.

If you liked this spoken word poem called “Imagine what if” I am more than sure that you will enjoy all those other videos on my channel as well. And don’t forget that I have a book out as well, in case you want to read some of my old poetry.

Sorry I cheated on you

Sorry I cheated on you

Sorry I cheated on you

This might have been the most interesting piece I’ve written in a while. Because for all my days spent in a relationship I have yet to cheat. But what a world it would be if I were a cheater. And what would I say if I actually cheated on my girlfriend? I had to go deep, I had to be honest and I had to be real. Needed to bring all of that out into the forefront and show it in its rawest form.

So many relationships end after one side says “Sorry I cheated on you” because that very small sentence has a lot of consequences behind it. It means that the trust between the partners has been broken. The love they thought was strong enough to handle everything, was put to the test in the most horrid of ways. The promise of being exclusive to each other is ruined as well.

Cheating on someone, or feeling the need to cheat can have a lot of causes. The biggest cause at times is the lack of communication. Relationships have these rough spots where the couple doesn’t really talk anymore. So usually Sorry I cheated on you is just another way of saying, I wanted your attention.

After saying all of that, I do have to mention that those words only work with decent human beings. Sometimes you get scum that just thrives on having sex with multiple partners but wants the comfort and love that comes from being in a monogamous relationship. Those people are the worst because they are just playing a game that hurts the one they are “supposed” to love.

If you liked this spoken word poem called “Sorry I cheated on you” I am sure you will enjoy the rest of my videos on the channel, so don’t forget to subscribe. And if you like, I also have an old book up for sale you might like. Make sure you come back.

Rolling in the deep

Rolling in the deep

Rolling in the deep

Love is one heck of a complicated thing. What makes it so complicated is the fact that emotions often try to define themselves with logic. For example, you love someone but you can’t quite explain why. You just broke up with your “special” friend and you’re a lot more upset than you figured you would be. Or perhaps you broke up and you don’t fee anything or you feel less than you figured you would. Love is as complicated as it comes.

But the beautiful thing about it is, that love creates a connection that can enhance the very experience of life. So when that connection gets broken, or at times even ripped apart it can shatter your very definition of reality. And it’s in those times that people get pushed to the edge. I have always felt that that was what “Rolling in the deep” was all about.  Having lost your relationship, going through hell because the future you expected to have was crushed.

Rolling in the deep where tears are going to fall can be painful.

Wanting revenge from the one who hurt you in the form of them being as miserable as you as are or were. Hating the fact that they cheated on you, making you feel as less of a person. Trying to come to terms with everything takes time. But before you heal, it’s more than ok to hate that person. It’s more than ok, to despise them for leaving you. But just give it time and you will heal your wounds.

If you liked “Rolling in the deep” as a spoken word poem I am more than sure that you will enjoy the rest the of the poetry on my YouTube channel. And don’t forget that I also have a book available if you want to read some of my old work. Thanks for coming and make sure to come back.

How do I motivate myself?

How do I motivate myself?

How do I motivate myself?

Have you ever sat there thinking to yourself “why don’t I just do it?” But the fact that it’s going to take longer than 5 seconds to complete the task at hand really tires you out before you even start. The whole concept of procrastinating is something that sneaks into the lives of dreamers. Because dreamers tend to crave results that can only be achieved through hard work and consistent dedication.

But the issue with that is that constant effort requires a certain amount of diligence. But diligence is a real pain in the neck. Because the amount of sacrifice attached to giving up time and fun isn’t something everyone is capable of.

Don’t ask yourself How do I motivate myself? but ask yourself, how I take a small step?

So what I tend to do is create a step plan where I try to make my end goal into nothing more than an accumulation of small steps. If I am not even strong enough to take that small step, I indeed suck and should give up on said dream. But luckily I have been pretty consistent with convincing myself that I need to take a small step every day to make sure I reach my goal someday.

So what the big question here is, when you ask yourself “how do I motivate myself?” If I were to give you any advice, it would be what I just said. Make it a goal, not a dream. Make it small steps instead of a big leap. Make the steps small enough to take on a daily basis. Never try to exceed what you’ve set out unless you’re extremely motivated. And if you’re not up for it a day … then make sure you pick up your slack the following day.

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If I had a time machine

If I had a time machine

If I had a time machine

“If I had a time machine I would do …” That line right there is one that swirls around in the mind of everyone who has regrets in their past. Wanting to go back into time and redo your mistakes is one of those things that would just make one’s life so much easier. But the thing is, if you go back into your past and change what you hated, you will have erased the very reason you went back and thus cancel it out. So the best thing you can do is just accept your past and go back only to view the surrounding situation of what happened to you.

If you get the chance to completely comprehend everything surrounding your past, you might actually have a chance to truly come to terms with it. But as for me, I would still try it though. Because at the end of the day, it’s all conjecture and theory, seeing as how no one has ever actually used a time machine before.

If I had a time machine I would change the world for the better and thus ruin it.

I would, however, go forward in time and see if I could find out what happens to me and all these fancy dreams I have. Plus I would most definitely look at the stocks and find which ones rose up to amazing heights and go back and buy me some. I would use my time machine to learn and use that knowledge to guide the lost ones back on the right path.

If you liked this piece I am sure that you will enjoy the rest of the videos on my channel as well. And if I had a time machine I would go back, find you in yesterday and tell you to click on this. Don’t forget that I also have a book available.

Guide her ship

Guide her ship

Guide her ship

There are times when people forget that the youth needs some guidance to make sure they stay on the right track. This is one of those pieces where I tried to take the role of someone who tries to guide the next generation.

This entire poem was based on a song from Gordon Ross – Guide her ship he is also a Youtuber who creates his own songs. I loved the energy and truth that was put into the song and I tried to translate it into a spoken word poem the best I can.

This world can be a very dark place,  and if left unchecked it can swallow you whole and devour every bit of your innocence. Each step you take towards your future is one that can lead to a very dark and crushing place. That’s why you have people around you to hold your hand and make sure you don’t stray from the path. But at times people forget that others need help, that some people don’t have it as good as others.

Make sure to Guide her ship in the right direction.

Being stuck in a war zone inflicted upon you by invaders, your land ravaged by an industry that only takes from you. Born into a ghetto based on a history you have no control over. All of those things create a situation where love and hope become small glimmers of light.

That’s why I tried to end this poem on the note that you should always be in control of your own ship. Take control of your own destiny, be in charge of your own fate and never let your happiness be depended on others. Your self-esteem should come from yourself and only yourself. By placing your esteem and happiness in the hands of others, you’re effectively giving them control of who you are and what you will become. So be yourself all the way through.

If you liked this spoken word piece I am sure you will enjoy my book as well. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel to stay up to date on all the latest releases.

MayDay

MayDay

MayDay

Have you ever been in a relationship where you feel as if you are in it just for the sake of being in it? The love that you once felt is gone,  and the only thing that is left is to comfort of having someone in your life. People deem that comfort as the only possible way to live life. Because being in a relationship is the “greatest achievement” one can have in their lifetime.

That is the philosophy held by so many cultures and societies that it’s a borderline shared delusion. Not saying that loving someone is a delusion, but the idea of “being in a relationship is the most important thing” is in my eyes indeed somewhat of a delusion. The problem with this delusion is that some people forget that being alone is OK as well.

Sometimes you have to scream MayDay in a relationship.

Being OK with living alone, being capable of enjoying life on your own. Those have become ideas that seem alien to most. Because they have been trained to think that the only way their life will have any kind of value, is by loving someone else and having them love them back. That fear, and need to be a part of something, keep a lot of people in a situation where they shouldn’t be.

Some relationships have turned toxic a long time ago, but the fear of being alone keeps them in place. That is what this spoken word poem MayDay is all about. MayDay is a collaboration based on the song “MayDay by Cam”. We both tried to convey one side of the story to show how complicated relationships and love can get.

If you like poetry and enjoyed this spoken word piece “MayDay”, I am sure that you will enjoy the rest of the spoken word pieces on my channel as well. So don’t forget to subscribe and watch you some nice videos. And don’t forget that I also have a book available if you want to read some of my past stuff. 

Slavery was a choice

Slavery was a choice

Slavery was a choice

Before I actually write what I want, I want to make clear that I used to be a big fan of Kanye West. And I saw the title of what he said a few times but I didn’t want to view it, because I was scared of him actually saying something that stupid. There is no way that he said that “Slavery was a choice”.

But I caved in and watched the video because I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. And perhaps it was another trick of the media, where they take words out of context and blow them up way beyond proportions. But then I watched the video and well … sigh … that’s all I could say. I had to lower my head and shake it while closing my eyes. Because how in the world did Kanye West go from “Bush doesn’t like Black People” to “Slavery was a choice”?

For 400 years, that sound like a choice…

I am somewhat a conspiracy theorist, but this I can’t explain away with stuff like drugs or mind manipulation. If I could it would be so much easier, but for now, I just have to accept the fact that Kanye West is experiencing reality a very different way from the rest of us. I feel like he has extracted himself from society to such a degree that he actually forgot what it means to be a part of a certain culture.

While I do agree with some of the stuff he said, like how we should use love to deal with each other, I can’t get on board with the “Slavery was a choice” train of thought. I get how people who we have deemed “genius” are allowed to say some outlandish stuff. But when they use their powerful voice to say harmful stuff like this, they need to be held accountable for their words.

But Kanye West has the freedom of speech, so he is allowed to say whatever he wants, but we then need to at least try to educate him on his flaws or mistakes. And that’s what I tried to do here. My weapon of choice is always poetry and spoken word. So I wanted to at least try to give him some insight into what he was implying.

Kanye West might need some help.

The strategies our oppressors used to control us were extremely effective. Not only because of their violent nature but because of the fact that they encompassed every aspect of the slave’s lives. Took away the slaves religion and pushed Christianity to take its place. Tortured the strongest men to show everyone that being strong is not enough to save you from this. They gave power to a few so that can be hated by the ones who have nothing. They put the light-skinned ones near the house and the dark-skinned ones far away from the house. They made the young hate the old and the old hate the young.

I can keep going, but I think you get the gist of what they were doing to control them. And these methods were in place for many years in an effort to break the slave down mentally, to such a degree that they actually believed the world was what it was and how it will remain.

That is not choice, that is what you call “slavery”.

And while we are on the topic … Lincoln didn’t free the slaves because it was the right thing to do, but because it was the right economic move to make for the country. I feel like if I keep going I will actually start to bash Kanye West for his comments and saying “For 400 years, that sound like a choice”, so I’ll stop right here and let you watch the video.

If you liked this spoken word poem I am sure you will enjoy the rest of the poetry on my Youtube channel as well. And don’t forget that I also have a poetry book you might like to try. Thanks for coming and make sure to come back for more.

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