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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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You had better be worth it

You had better be worth it

You had better be worth it

This title speaks for itself, and as such I want you to try and understand that love hurts. Some of you will already be aware of this, but there are a few of you who think love is magical. And that said magic will heal everything and make everything better. To let love into your life is the most important thing in the world … or so some would say. The saddest thing is that society damn near forces you to find love and proclaim it to the world.

You had better be worth it, because I don’t want to waste my time.

But some of us, have tried our hands at love and got our hands not burned but cut off and stuffed in a place where the sun doesn’t shine. That pain runs deep, so deep that it takes a wiz in the stream leading to your soul. So when you’ve experienced that pain, and you saw how wicked the cracks in reality really are, you tend to get careful.

So to that next person who wants to step into your life, they had best be aware of the “you had better be worth it” mindstate. So many people have that “you had better be worth it” attitude, but instead of just being honest about it, they play these games that function as tests to see if the other person will pass them.

Wanting to find that one person that will stay with you through whatever happens is a craving most can’t deny. For some, it grows stronger as time passes and for some, it grows harder to let someone in the longer they wait. This spoken word poem is about the pain of wanting to fall in love, but being unable to just accept it as it comes.

If you liked, you had better be worth it I am sure you will enjoy the rest of the videos on my channel as well. So don’t forget to subscribe to the channel. And I also have a poetry book you might like that you can buy RIGHT HERE.

Failure

Failure

Failure

Failure is a key part of life. It is also a very scary thing for most of the people that reside on this planet. It stops most people from trying anything at all. It also prevents so many dreams from achieving reality. The scars that are placed on a soul after experiencing failure are ones that stay for an eternity. Those same scars are then transferred to whoever is closest. Or at least some people try to transfer them. This spoken word poem is about those people. The ones who try to protect those dear to them from experiencing the same kind of failure they went through.

Failure is a part of life.

The issue with this is that even though this comes from a good place, and its rooted in some kind of logic, it still hurts those on the receiving end of it. Because being told that your dreams, your wishes, your desires are nothing more than something you will never succeed at is hard. Its soul breaking for some. That is why if you have the option to if you have the chance to run away from those people. Find your own path by escaping to the reality you want to build. Create your dreams by making them goals and work towards them with unrelenting passion.

Because life will end one day, and the only things you can take with you are your memories. The pain of forgiving yourself for not doing what you truly wanted is harder to do than most think. And most usually only do it on their deathbed, because people LOVE to think they have all the time in the world. Failure is a crucial part of success. No one ever achieved anything without falling flat on their face first. So fail as much as you can. Just don’t give up because of it.

If you liked this poem, I am sure you will love my poetry book as well. And don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel for all the latest updates. Thanks for coming and see you next week.

Keep writing

Keep writing

Keep writing is about one of those beautiful moments when you aren’t able to write a thing. That ever elusive, that ever painful “Writer’s block”. That one phrase that terrifies writers because it indicates that you will have lost your title of “writer”. The pain of being an artist but being unable to create is without a doubt painful. And a lot of them who suffer from this condition seek help online, on forums and in FB groups and stuff.

But as a writer who luckily never experienced writer’s block, I have but one simple advice. Keep writing, because writing is the only way to escape that situation. Keep writing, it doesn’t matter if any of it makes sense, it doesn’t even matter if it’s coherent because you’re not writing to write a masterpiece. You are writing to break through that wall that came out of nowhere. The only way to break down Writer’s block is to Keep writing.

Keep writing and find yourself.

Drop the pretense of being the “perfect” writer and just write. The beauty of this day and age is that you can write 10 pages within hours and erase it all with just a simple click and do it all again. But you have to do it first.

This spoken word poem Keep writing is also about those who write to release the pain of life. Those who let their emotions flow through their pen and ink away the tear that keeps flowing in their heart. I belong to that group and that is why I have never experienced writer’s block. I have found that special dark place in my soul where I am in touch with myself and have an endless supply of words. And because I have that endless supply I have been writing ever since I have been able to.

If you liked this collaboration piece I am sure that you will surely enjoy the rest of the videos on my channel, so don’t forget to subscribe. And I also have a poetry book you might enjoy. Have yourself a great day.

Subjectivity Vs. Objectivity

Subjectivity Vs. Objectivity

Subjectivity Vs. Objectivity

This world is littered with consistencies and inconsistencies. Filled with potholes in everything defined as reality if you’re willing to look. If you have the audacity within you to challenge what you see then you can change the world in front of you. I assume that most of you will have heard of the saying “you change the world by changing yourself.” The easiest way to do this is by simply changing your perspective. Getting lost in the so-called truth of this world can distort your eyes to believe that what “they” told you is reality.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that is because the beholder has been through a certain set of events that defined what is beautiful to them. There is so much in this world that can be reformed and twisted if you only try. Being objective is a hard thing to do for a lot of people. And that is because emotions are a part of the human experience. And thus emotions seep into your reality whether you want them to or not.

Subjectivity Vs. Objectivity can be hell for an artist.

And it’s not just your emotions, your cultural background, your past experiences with similar situations, they all leave residue you take with you through life. This spoken word poem called Subjectivity Vs. Objectivity is all about how creativity can be defined by both. But the sad part is, is that often one overpowers the other. And that’s when you get the unfair situation of being judged by standards unfamiliar to you.

This was another great poem that I did together with a fantastic poet. The more I do these collaborations the more I see how awesome it is to work with people to create magic. Poetry is one heck of a thing, and it keeps showing me the beauty of the world.

If you liked Subjectivity Vs. Objectivity I am sure that you will enjoy the rest of the videos on my channel, so don’t forget to subscribe. And I also have a poetry book you might like if you were inclined to try it.

Self Vs. Society

Self Vs. Society

We live in a world where our morals and standards are passed down from generation to generation. Which in itself is a beautiful thing because it’s the source of the concept known as culture. And that is a big source of pride for a lot of people. But that pride is also a reason for some to dismiss things that stand outside of their known culture. And for artists that take pride in their own creativity, it would often collide with the established culture. Now from here on out, I would like to replace culture with society. Because at the end of the day, each society has its own set of rules and regulations one must abide by.

Self Vs. Society is common for artists.

The beauty, however, is that for some reason, even across a wide array of cultures and societies some rules are the same. And that is that artists and those who pursue the creative arts are looked down upon. Because they aren’t what society would deem a valuable asset to the “team”. That is where the concept of Self Vs. Society is born.

Self Vs. Society is a concept or term that refers to the beauty of being strong enough to fight the norm. To be yourself and to grow beyond the limitations that were put upon you. Being yourself is a hard thing to do in this world as of late. Well, perhaps it has always been a hard thing to do regardless of the era we reside in.

This spoken word piece is about those brave souls who dare to challenge their dreams to see if they can reach them. Break down the box you find yourself in and climb till you reach those stars they told you weren’t for you.

If you liked Self Vs. Society I am sure you will enjoy the rest of the videos on my channel as well. This was a nice collab, and there are a few more coming. And don’t forget you can pick up my second book right here.

Memories

Memories

Memories

Love, compassion, empathy and everything you would consider beautiful are based on the things you go through. And all of those things you go through are collected in your mind. We like to call those past experiences memories. Memories are the backbone of almost everything we do and all the things we plan on doing are influenced by said memories. We move according to the pain and mistakes we make in an effort to not repeat them.

Love is usually the big one that tends to stick with people. The things that people do for you in an effort to make you happy. Those nice words they threw your way, how they held your hand through those hard times. All of those things come together to create those beautiful memories that you can work with as life comes barreling down on you.

Memories are the keystone of the human soul.

Painful memories like I said before are often the ones that work from your unconscious to keep you safe from future mistakes. The issue with others is that they tend to hold on to those memories and try to keep others from making the same mistakes. When that trickles into parenting it can get ugly. Teachers are known to pass on their judgements based on their memories as well. But its only human for someone to use their experiences as a source of information to build their future.

Keep your mind together and keep working on being a better person. The definition of being a better person is also one that is based on memories. History itself is written from memories of those lost in trying to tell a story. The beauty of being a writer is that you can access memories of characters you created yourself. Memories are a dangerous and beautiful thing.

In case you liked this Spoken Word Poem I am sure you will enjoy my poetry book as well. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel as well. Thanks for coming and be back next week.

Unreservedly

Unreservedly

Unreservedly

Sometimes certain things go just as expected and there is nothing that will make you change your mind to try a different path. Love can be one of those things because love at the end of the day is a decision. A decision that many make too quick or for all the wrong reasons while others do all they can do to not make that choice in the first place. Love can take people into very dark places but it can also bring them into some of the most beautiful mind-states available.

With “Unreservedly” two poets tried to delve into the mind state of those who seek for company and only that. In this day and age, it’s not uncommon for people to engage in casual relationships where they use one another to fill the gap that loneliness creates. The issue with this relationship is that at times one party doesn’t know they are in it, or they “fall in love.”

Loving someone Unreservedly is hard.

That’s the problem with emotions, they tend to be rather unpredictable and sometimes “Unreservedly” you hurt someone. Now, what makes this poem or rather a spoken word video we did so coo is the fact that we both tried to stay within the realm of one way of writing. She created a beautiful poem while I tried to write a beautiful spoken word piece. The way this came together to create this amazing piece even surprised me.

Love and romance are and will always be part of the human experience. And as such, you can rest assured that they will also forever be embedded in poetry. This was a really nice collaboration and allowed me to be a part of another amazing piece poetry.

If you liked “Unreservedly” I am sure that you will enjoy my poetry book “The pieces of my broken vision”. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel, and make sure you have a good day.

A conversation about conflict

A conversation about conflict

A conversation about conflict

A conversation about conflict is a piece that I and this amazing poet wanted to put together to highlight the issues that surround conflict. Issues tend to get in the way because people tend to want to hold onto the way things are. Or they feel like their pride or ego is being addressed the wrong way. But even if those two would be the main reason for conflict to arise, they are still nothing more than a drop in the bucket of possibilities. There are so many reasons as to why people get into a fight that listing them all would be close to impossible.

But this conversation that we had is about how one might be able to solve it. By understanding each other or by at least trying to understand one another, we could avoid a lot of conflicts. The issue with understanding is that it’s often based on the concept of respect. And many people have this basic lack of respect for themselves and thus their surroundings. With that lack of respect for themselves, they still get extremely offended if someone takes a stab at their pride. Or anything closely related to their personal space.

Sometimes people just need to vent and start a fight believing that arguing with a complete stranger will solve their feelings. As if anger placed on top of frustration is the correct way to get rid of those negative feelings.

A conversation about conflict and how respect and acceptance should be kept in your heart.

I truly believe that if any of us want to avoid and or deal with conflict in a healthy way, we should learn how to accept others and their flaws. We should also learn how to control our fear of the unknown by not going into the worst case scenario from the jump. It’s those little things that gave birth to this spoken word poem “A conversation about conflict”.

If you liked this piece I am sure that you will enjoy my poetry book as well. And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

A talk with addiction

A talk with addiction

A talk with addiction

Imagine a world where you could take your addiction and put him in front of you and have a conversation with him. You could finally be able to tell him all the stuff you went through, and all the pain he put you through. And the beauty of it all is that your addiction would actually get a shot to defend himself. Because at the end of the day your addiction is nothing but a concept born from the lack of something else. And that lack of something isn’t always addiction related. At times it’s the fact that you’re trying to cover something up. You’re trying to hide something behind the pain of addiction.

This is what it would be like if you could have a talk with addiction.

Addiction has so many possible roots, that it’s pretty hard to pinpoint one exact same reason. But the results are usually all the same. An addiction can ruin your life and it can control it to such a degree that your life will stay ruined. And you have to feed your addiction so most likely you will have to keep digging a deeper ditch to keep your misery in. It’s a vicious cycle that most can’t escape unless they get some help from others.

That is what this piece is about. This piece is about letting both the victim and addiction say their piece. Both feel a certain way about the situation and both of them have a certain point. This piece was a really nice one to do because it allowed me to work together with a great poet on creating a really nice piece. Addiction is something that ruins lives and it tears families apart. If we can shine some light on this serious issue then we have done something right.

Here is our Spoken Word Piece called A talk with addiction:

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