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I write

I write

I write

This was another one of those collaboration pieces I’ve grown to love. Working with someone who loves poetry as much as I do is always a blessing. And this time I had the pleasure to work with Dane Cobain who added all the right things to this concept. We decided to break our collaboration up into 2 pieces. One will be I write and the other will be I read. The perfect combination if you ask me, and we did an awesome job of bringing them to life.

I write because I need something to silence the voices in my head.

We used this very simple concept to create something magical. I have always used words to help me vent my pain. Help me channel my emotions and help me lessen the anger that courses through my veins. For me writing is therapeutic and it helps me to understand myself as well as how I view the world. I write because I need to because if I didn’t I would go crazy.

I have been writing ever since I found that my pen could be used for more than just homework. I have been happy that I found the pen when I did. Reading was never that heavy with me, but I’ve learned to love it as well. So now I write to show others that they are not alone. I write to make sure that everyone can know that there is someone they can relate to and someone that relates to them. I’ve heard that I have a unique way of thinking so many times, that I am just happy to find others who feel the same way or think the same way.

In case you’re still unclear on why it is that I write, makes sure to watch this video.

If you liked this piece, I am sure that my poetry book will help you appreciate my work even more. And make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay updated to everything.

Going around the world on Youtube

Going around the world on Youtube

Going around the world on YouTube

So for the last few months, I’ve been going around on YouTube and commenting on great poems that I can find online. And I have to admit that there were a lot more poems than I initially thought. And a lot more poets than I figured I would find. But then again I didn’t really try to limit myself to a certain number of poets and poems I wanted to see. But what I did notice was that I was Going around the world on YouTube. From coast to coast, continent to small island and village to big city. What I’ve also noticed is that the beauty of humanity sleeps in the words that poets give us.

Poets that fill my trip with beauty as I’m going around the world on YouTube.

I’ve been lucky enough to hear a lot of perspectives and emotions regarding the concept of life, love, and self as I was going around the world on YouTube. The most intriguing thing was the fact that so many of these poems and poets had the same concepts flowing through their pieces. Feeling alone, dealing with sexuality, fighting depression and religion seem to be the core points of most poems I come across.

The world is pretty diverse but freaking similar at the same time. So many people are going through the same thing at the same time that it’s almost heartbreaking while it’s somewhat comforting as well. Going around the world on YouTube has taught me some valuable lessons I can take with me as I write my next few pieces. Their pure emotions penned as raw lines will surely find their way into my words over time.

I’m still not done with travelling around this world of poetry. I will keep going until I exhaust every option, every word every emotion this distorted reality of poetry has to offer. So as a thank you for all the poets I have had the pleasure of seeing so far, I made this video.

If you liked this piece, I am sure that you will enjoy my poetry book as well. And don’t forget that you can also subscribe to my channel for all the latest video updates.

Hiding behind my curtain

Hiding behind my curtain

Hiding behind my curtain

The world requires you to be a certain way and act a certain. But most of us just aren’t the way so-called society would like us to be. And that’s when we feel forced to put up this façade to hide who we really are. In this poem, I gave that façade form and the shape it took was a curtain. And I am standing there hiding behind my curtain because I don’t want people to see the real me. I don’t want them to see the darkness that surrounds me.

I’m Hiding behind my curtain because I’m nervous to show my real self.

That is how so many of us feel that we tend to forget that we are also part of society. We make up society so why is it that we feel so left out of it? You have to think that somewhere along the line we felt we were taken out from the so-called “norm” to be placed outside with the “not normal” people. Because of that, we feel the need to adjust so we can make our way back into the normal circle. Where I no longer have to be hiding behind my curtain. Where I can just stand in the light and be a part of feeling normal.

I just hate the fact that we cant just be ourselves. That we feel so forced to be some image we can never reach. The need to compare ourselves to everyone and everything we see is so damn embedded in our being that it frustrates me. I wish we could create an image of self-being that would push for everyone to be unique and not “sexy” all the time. Where you can just be weird and no one will bat their eyes because THAT is now the norm. I don’t want to feel the need to stay hiding behind my curtain. I want to step out with my real self and show that to people at times. Ah … dreams.

If you enjoyed Hiding behind my curtain poem I am sure you will like my poetry book as well. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can get first dibs on all my Spoken Word Slam Poetry.

Better than me

Better than me

Better than me

Love is what should keep you together and it is what should make you want to stay. But sometimes love isn’t strong enough and you have to step away from the situation. You have to take some time and find yourself again. Or sometimes it happens that you treat your partner wrong.  And you know that they deserve someone better than you. But to be able to say you deserve someone better than me takes a lot of courage and personal growth.

I’m glad you found someone Better than me.

And most people don’t want to take that kind of responsibility for their own actions because that would mean they have to accept they did the other party wrong. Which means that most of their actions were selfish and they purposely hurt someone. Most people will keep telling themselves that they didn’t do anything wrong. That they did the best they could. They might have slipped up a few times but all in all they did the right things to make the relationship work.

By saying “you deserve someone better than me” you are effectively saying that you were in a wrong place when you were together with them. But having someone better than me will make me happy because it might help you forgive me for what I’ve done. A way of thinking that is elusive to many people. Having someone leave hurts. Even if they left for all the right reasons, even if you completely understand that they had to leave. Most people just want the other party to stay and fight for the relationship instead of “giving up”.

The amount of selfish people in this world is insane. They will never admit that they did you wrong. Never tell you that they are sorry. And even if they did, they will fill their apology with so much sarcasm that taking it might poison your heart. So for all those people who cant say “I’m happy you found someone better than me.” This is me helping you out, and this is me showing you how it can be.

If you liked “Better than me” I am sure that you will like my poetry book as well. This spoken word poem was based on Tank – Better than me. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Let's get the mood right

Let’s get the mood right

Let’s get the mood right

Losing the love of your life is a hard thing. Some never fully recover and walk around with a broken heart and a piece of their soul missing. However, there are a few instances when you are given the chance to redo your mistake. When you actually get to revisit a moment in your relationship and possibly restart it. So let’s get the mood right. Make sure you light the candles, prepare the right dish and play the right songs.

Let’s get the mood right and fall back in love.

We have all been in that place where we wished we could get back with our ex one more time. Because they knew how we liked. The connection ran deeper than mere lust and the way it made you feel was better than comfort food. That’s what “let’s get the mood right” is all about.  We have to accept the fact that our relationship will never be the same. But we can try to make it better.

Love can heal the scars of a breakup. And one night can bring together a passion that was scattered in the wind. So let’s get the mood right and bring back the love we lost. Missing someone can make you do crazy things. Revisiting the past isn’t always very healthy, but sometimes it can help you understand who you are and what you truly want out of life. Loving someone with all your heart is scary because if they leave you, it means you will have lost the entire thing as well. And it will leave you with a void devoid of any kind of pulse.

So when you get the chance to restore your heart, fix your soul, bring your smile back, you have to make sure you do everything you can. I love this song, so its only right I made it into a spoken word poem. Johnny Gill – Let’s get the mood right will forever be on my playlist of best songs ever.

If you liked this poem, I am sure you will enjoy this poetry book of mine as well. And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel VinoVenitas to get all the latest updates. Be back next week for another one.

Wake me up

Wake me up

Wake me up

Let time slip through my fingers and go where it needs to go. Strolling in the dark looking for myself. The world will never give you what you want in the way you want it. That’s because you always want everything to be perfect, but perfect is an illusion created by minds that couldn’t cope with reality. So let me walk in the dark and wake me up when I find the light.

Wake me up when it’s all over.

This piece is about finding yourself and giving yourself the time and room to do so. A lot of people prefer you to walk down the path they know. They like it when you do what they did or do what they believe to be right. So you can end up the way they ended up. Chasing your dreams is scary for others and they will often tell you to be realistic. Your reply should always be “Wake me up when it’s all over”. Because you need to find your own way.

You need to work on becoming the best version of yourself you can be. And that takes time, it takes risks, it takes chances, heck it might even take a lifetime. At the end of it, you can, however, look back and say that you lived. You can say that you tried and that you went all out and didn’t settle for other peoples ideas of what you should be. Limiting yourself to cages build by fools whose dreams never amounted to more than “Society accepts this” is insanity.

So rage against the machine, tell them “wake me up when I have achieved my dreams.” Scream at the top of your lungs that you won’t settle for mediocrity. That their disapproval of your life doesn’t stop you from living it. My only rule in life is to be happy and to do so I have to listen to my heart. Never be ok with being like everyone else.

This spoken word poem was based on Avicii – Wake me up. If you like poetry and poetic renditions of songs you should totally sign up to my YouTube channel. And don’t forget that I have a poetry book out that you could also buy.

Let it go

Let it go

Let it go

Some relationships aren’t worth holding on to. But people tend to think that because they have a history that the future will be better. Not even taking into consideration that the past is filled with misery and bad memories. No, for some the fact that they have spent “time” together is enough for them to invest more in it.  As if they are afraid to say “it’s time we let it go.”

We don’t belong together anymore, it’s time we let it go.

You also have those who are just in a relationship because they don’t want to be alone. And they think that the person they are with is the only one who will love them. In my eyes, that sense of being afraid of being alone is not a healthy reason to be in a relationship. Of course, there are exceptions to each rule, and I am sure that some people found happiness for all the wrong reasons.

But most of us, we have to understand that a bad relationship isn’t something we hold on to. But rather we let it go. Send it to a place where love can heal itself and you can stand being around the person again. Don’t just stay in a relationship because you don’t want to start over. Let it go and see for yourself that you are beautiful and you are wanted.

Time can be your ally as well as he can be your enemy. Don’t stay somewhere you’re not wanted or you’re unhappy. Love shouldn’t be about feeling bad 90% of the time. Love should make you dread coming home. Fighting for your relationship is one thing, but a relationship based on fighting is another. It might be hard, but sometimes you have to be the bigger person and say “We have to let it go.”

This was based on James Bay – Let it go. I have loved that song from the moment I heard it. If you liked this piece, I am sure you will enjoy my poetry book as well. And if you like my Spoken Word Poems, don’t forget to subscribe to my poetry channel. Thanks for coming and have yourself a good day.

Drowning again

Drowning again

Drowning again

Have you ever been left by the one you love? Your emotions running amok as you try to salvage what little bit of hope you have for the world. Its at times like that you feel as if you’re drowning in your pain. As if waves of sadness come crashing down upon you and only you. The world seems to have lost its shine and everything just seems dull.

Drowning again in your love!

You need time to get back ashore so you can once again walk amongst everyone else as a functional being. But for now, you’re stuck in this wide ocean of pain and loneliness. That is what this piece is about. That moment where your heart feels as if it will never be whole again. And for the unlucky ones amongst us, it will just be like you’re drowning again. Because it’s not the first time this has happened. Love is a game where only the lucky ones get what they want the way they want it. But for most of us, it’s a barren desert or a wide ocean made out of tears you never wanted to cry. So we are either parched or drowning again in a sea of missed chances and lost romances.

This spoken word piece was based on T-Pain – Drowning again. That song has so much pain and emotion in it that it bring the listener with him to drown in those waves. I wanted to capture that emotion and bring it to life in a different manner. I wanted to use my Spoken Word poetry as an outlet for the pain we all know and go through.

If you liked this poem “Drowning again”, I am sure you will enjoy this poetry book as well. Thank you for coming here and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. Have a great day.

Don’t wanna try

Don’t wanna try

A relationship will have its ups and downs and at times certain words will be said. It’s up to both parties to decide if they want to push on after certain words have been dropped. The problem with accepting that words said in the moment isn’t enough to break the relationship is that you set the tone with what you will accept. Because a relationship is all about trying to make it work. Making it work and trying can make one side of the party take you for granted. And think they can say whatever they want. That’s when the other party will most likely say “I don’t wanna try no more.”

I Don’t wanna try no more, it’s time to let go.

Love can only take you so far and then respect should come in. People think that when love loses its power in a relationship that respect was also taken out. People love to throw the most hateful and painful words they can find in an attempt to hurt the one they used to love. The history between the two can be used against them at the drop of a dime. People always think that after they say it, the other one won’t go “I don’t wanna try anymore.”

“Don’t wanna try” is about that moment when you know that its no use anymore to keep going. If they can hurt you like that out of a moment of anger, it means that the love is gone. Love should keep certain words and thoughts behind a fence to make sure they never see the light of day. This spoken word is for those who no longer have it in them to try to keep their love strong. A poem for the ones whose heart got broken by the ones who should protect it.

If you liked “Don’t wanna try” I am certain that you will like my poetry book as well. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to get all the latest updates. Thanks for coming, have a good day.

The lie vs. the truth

The lie vs. the truth

The lie vs. the truth

Imagine the two concepts known as lies and truth taking physical form and actually being able to move. Then put those two into the ring with each other and have them fight it out. And then the common man will be the audience to spectate this event. How would that go and who would be the winner between the two?  The lie vs. the truth is that idea personified in the form of a spoken word poem.

The lie vs. the truth is the bout of the century.

This idea came to me when watching the Breakfast Club and Charlamagne tha god said: “No one cares about the truth when the lie is more entertaining”. That accurately describes the current mind-state of our present society. I wanted to capture the essence of that idea and give it life. I ran down the possibilities of displaying how entertaining the lie could be in comparison to the truth. The lie vs. the truth seemed to be most fitting because these two have always been at odds. So the next logical step would be to have the two fight it out in some way, shape or form. And having them box it out seemed to be the fun way to go about it.

I am often baffled at how much people tend to feel entertained by what they clearly know to be lies. Losing touch with reality to such a degree that peoples lives who have no bearing on their own are more important than understanding themselves. Now the lie seems to have become the standard and the truth is merely a follow up on it. The lie vs. the truth might just be a poem I wrote to illustrate it, but this is a common reoccurrence in the media. I just hope that one day the world will once again crave the truth instead of the lie.

The lie vs. the truth is the latest one of my spoken word videos and if you liked it, I am sure that you will also like my poetry book. Don’t forget to subscribe to the channel to stay up to date on my latest vids. Thanks for coming and have a great week.

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