performance poetry

Performance Poetry is poetry out loud; poems brought from the page to the stage.

Benjamin Helfert20 hours ago
Greener Grass
I like to believe that my shadow sees, but I know it never breathes we walk hollow as the black swallows my darkest memories I drown deep under the night's stars counting my scars I get lost finding l...
Alisia Falisea day ago
A Positive Mindset
He told me 'i wish I could have your mind set.' and I just knew what to say. I had to work for this shit, I printed what I wanted to believe on my skin so every time I held my head in my hands I would...
Deon Dominick2 days ago
516
How he come from a pissy mattress To Mob threatened at a restaurant like Dion Patras This is the theatre of my Anthropogenesis Maniacal Dance of Dionysus Maenad Chorus Sacrosanct Taurus Ruled by Plane...
Amanda Zylstra2 days ago
It’s Not You
It's not you. It's me. I don't like you. This nonsense is my normal. Running away is not my style. I stay for the battle. I sell the spectators popcorn and corndogs at a discounted rate. Then the hone...
Blinded World
Our world is falling obliviously into the traps of conditioning. There is so much we don't know, but why? It's time we realize this and prevent it from further enhancing or else our future could be at stake. It's time we rediscovered our human spirit...
devil racer4 days ago
Numb
Lifeless and still My mind rants very ill Give me that little red pill To end this suffering I yet to tame Everyday conducts the same No fame I become a forgotten name The screams are silenced Because...
devil racer4 days ago
Drenched Words of Sanity
I feel like I died, Then came back alive To be half dead, Letters placed in vain, From thoughts in my head My arms are cut from pain. I just stood there and bled. My soul became afraid of me, No longe...
Incipient Poet5 days ago
Real Talk
You want real talk? Let's do that. Let's unpeel every onion layer to get to the center of the truth. The truth that rape culture is nothing new, sadly its something we have been born into. Those who point and shout feminazi well that simply isn't true. What is feminism to you? An army of women out to destroy men? That's what I heard today from a white male again. But should we take a look at statistics? Approximately one in seven females report there sexual assault, and I can tell by your shifti...
Sarah Grey5 days ago
Frost Bite
Snow flake Such a funny name Cold as ice Beautiful and thoughtless They're all around us Everywhere When the seasons change So do they They're water They're air They're life itself But the most beauti...
Poetic Goddess6 days ago
My Destination
I'm tired of settling for good enough and being lowered to potential. I want more in life besides the struggle and strife, but that struggle makes me humble. Sometimes I find myself about to stumble a...
Antony King7 days ago
Fiddlers Rock
I will tell you now of a tale A tale of woe and dismay... Of a lonely backwoods’ gentleman He was a fiddler, so they say. He jumped upon this rock each eve For he was fairly known, He let fly a furiou...
Stacy Zappala7 days ago
Monster From Michigan
You took away my self confidence. You took away what I had left of innocence, I cried and I begged for you to stop. I screamed and you finally let me drop. But the damage had been done. Come to find o...
Bazooka Teaches7 days ago
Greasy Chain
Dirty you are Greasy chain Your caresses sticking Like melted tape You woke me at night Bats from Hell On a train we go Nocturnal rails I was not afraid For I wanted something A new playground Hearts ...
A Catastrophic Blessing
“My mother is my everything, and I would love to tell you the story of Delores and I” A year before I was born Delores was diagnosed with a disease called ‘Neurofibromatosis’ I learned the name of it, by the age of 6. I learned the names of her medication by 7. I watched her body deteriorate at 8, 9, 10, and 11. I watched an independent mother leave right before my eyes. I learned how to do things on my own. I had to become more wise. Every time she fell down, my heart sank with a thud. Every ti...
Generation Hopeless
So they’re calling us “Generation Hopeless” I find it so bogus Gimme something to believe in and stop telling me to focus. Focused on these numbers and statistics Got me thinkin’ life is always pessimistic I try with optimism. These boys make me diss em’ My life so blurred I think I got astigmatism I love it when you hate me give me reasons to date me. I been through a lot lately and ya’ new girl? She ain’t me. But stop bein’ petty and start getting pretty Stop sittin’ steady and start getting b...
Bree Jolie10 days ago
There Are Days
There are days... Where getting out of bed feels like carrying boulders over a mountain, Where showering feels just like drowning, Where brushing your teeth feels like terrorizing your own smile, Wher...
Kevin Ortiz11 days ago
Death of the Both's Cs
Conformity and Nonconformity Why do these words exist as if they're trying to make a list Into which group one exists One wants to blend into the fitting trend While the other wants to transcend From ...
Waxing Poetically
sometimes it seems to be that everyone turns against me I don't know why I just sigh and continue waxing poetically I can't keep things in and I don't have to sin I sit and observe and gasp at the ner...