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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.

Writing up VS Writing down

Writing up VS Writing down

Writing up VS Writing down

Writing up VS Writing down is something you have to decide for yourself the moment you pick up the title of writer, poet, author or even a blogger. The reason why is because you have to decide what words you want to use. What words you will use to convey your message and how you want your message to be received.

I believe that when you write something that is meant to be read by others you have to take into consideration who will read it. Now, of course, most writers do this, or at least I hope they do. But there is this certain group of writers who simply refuse to adjust their words to the demographic they are presenting it to.

Writing up VS Writing down is the ever present issue of writing something that people feel or something that will uplift their vocabulary.

That is the point I was trying to make in this poem, whereas my collaboration partner had the privilege of defending those who write up. Finding the most exquisite way to describe as elegantly as possible the scene unfolding in your story. And he did an amazing job of it. Because it’s also the responsibility of the writer to educate and inform the reader of something new. That’s why you can use those “big” words that will help increase the vocabulary of the reader. But using them back to back just confuses the reader in my opinion. You lose them in the beauty of your words, and it might sound pretty, but they don’t understand you. And I feel that if you create that situation, you will have lost the person reading it.

Of course, when it comes to poetry and spoken word, it’s a whole different beast.  I truly believe that when you write a poem you need to come to mind what you’re going to do with it. If it’s meant to be performed on stage, please write something that people can relate to in a way that resonated with them. Not with your own definition of aesthetics or what you feel “poetry” should sound like. I cant tell you how many poetry events I’ve been to, where the poet just stands there reading this beautiful sounding poem, that in my mind didn’t make any sense or just bored the heck out of me.

So when it comes to Writing up VS Writing down, I truly believe that writing your truth is the key. And you need to make it understandable while still being beautiful. That is the essence of being a writer in my eyes. Feel free to write as beautiful as you can, just keep in mind that a “pity applause” doesn’t look too good if you ask me.

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I remember

I remember

I remember

Writer’s block is a disease that haunts writers in the dark corners of their mind. Writer’s block is that one thing that makes writers put down their title and become “regular” people. This spoken word collab piece is all about that concept. What would happen when I am no longer able to write. When my mind is blank and refuses to create new sentences or bring forth new stories.

I remember is all about what it would feel like when you can do nothing more but remember those special days when you could write the day away. Luckily I have never experienced the pain of being unable to create new pieces. I am able to dip into that dark little place in my soul where there is an infinite source of new possible lines and emotions.

I remember when I was able to write.

This was another amazing piece where we wanted to create a back and forth on what it would feel like to remember better times. What it would feel like to say “I remember back in the day …” Looking back at what inspired you might be able to reignite that passion and push you back into the realm of creativity.

Writing has always been my go-to place whenever I feel life is trying to beat me down. And I am sure that it will stay that way until the day that I die. Writing is my therapy, my stress relief and my way to understand myself.

If you liked this piece, I am sure you will love my other collabs as well. So make sure you visit my channel and subscribe as well. And if you feel like you want to read some of my work, feel free to buy my poetry book right here. Thanks for coming and make sure you come back for some more poetry.

Life is a blank canvas

Life is a blank canvas

Life is a blank canvas

What if life was this beautiful white canvas? One where experiences, pain, love, sadness, anger and everything else paints on it. Which would mean your life is a beautiful painting once it meets its end. And you have the ability to create your own painting because at the end of the day you are in charge of the strokes being placed on this canvas. Well, you’re in charge when you reach a certain age at least. That’s why those first few strokes on your canvas are extremely important.

Life is a blank canvas we all paint on.

Nurture vs Nature if you will. Because of the price of the canvas, the texture, what its made of, the feel of it. Heck, even the easel its placed on, all of those aren’t in your control. The first few strokes can be considered your parents and the situation they reside in. Those strokes or lines affect the final result of your piece to a certain degree. But once you reach that point where life hands you the brush … from that moment on, it’s your painting.

And a lot of people fear that brush because it means that you’re in full control of the outcome. And that scares people, to such a degree that will seek to avoid painting. In the hopes that the brush will move by itself and create a masterpiece without their involvement. It sounds weird I know … but it happens.

This piece “Life is a blank canvas” is a reflection of what I felt life is like. Life is a blank canvas is a concept that I feel is pretty accurate in this day and age. Because so many of us want to be artists and create the best possible painting we can with all of our creativity.

If you liked this spoken word poem Life is a blank canvas I am sure you will enjoy the rest of whats on my Youtube Channel as well. Don’t forget to subscribe. And if you want to read some of my older work, here is the link to where you can buy it. Thanks for coming.

One and one is two

One and one is two

One and one is two

Writing is a beautiful thing that allows one to see the world in a slightly different way. The strong thing that writing also has is that it gives you the possibility to redefine so-called “facts” to your will. This piece is about trying to restructure the known world that so many of us cling to. It sounds beautiful, doesn’t it? At the core of this piece I just wanted to write a piece about how difficult life can get.

One and one is two but that’s not always true.

1+1=2 that is the backbone of the concept of math in my opinion. And that very simple rule often gets applied to other things in life. Couples are two people who want to come together and create 1 life together. But that is an ideal situation that eludes some if not most of us. And now here is the interesting part about this math “problem”.

For some people that 1+1 isn’t enough and they want to have more people included in the equation. And then you get like 1+2 or maybe even 3+1 heck if we are to believe certain movies, it might even be 5+1. In this poem, one and one is two but that’s not always true. I tried to break down the way relationships tend to go against the norm.

Different people have different sources of happiness. Love is a source of happiness that can run amock if left unchecked. Enjoy the beauty of life and all the extravagant things it can bring into your life. Life and simple math never go well together, so do your best to just enjoy all the subtractions and additions that time brings your way.

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