Sunday, June 14, 2009

Slam Poetry Result

When I was at the Slam Poetry contest yesterday, this is what I came up with on the spur of the moment. I have no idea about it at all, but it's what I have


To see all
is nothing but transit lies
to hide inside the pantomime of frozen time
deep within our broken dreams
of lost trust and sleeping kinds
of justified rhythms and rhymes
crushed into memory of trapped scars and forever lost

Slam Poetry

Yesterday I went to a Slam Poetry contest in Albuquerque where they named the first Slam Poet Laureate. The competition was amazing, and it really made me want to write again. Sure, I may not be the poet that any of them are, my writing may be nothing special, but it is something I do that is done for me, not for the approval of others. I write because it is another form of oxygen that helps to keep me alive. I'm sad that I haven't been writing more, but I think that today i will.