performance poetry

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

Amanda Manassah10 hours ago
'The Motherland: A Visual Poem' [Trailer]
"The Motherland" is an original poem written by Amanda Manassah. The poem is broken down into three parts: melanin, coconut oil, and roots. This short film is a visual aid for the poem. "The Motherland" celebrates self-love, body positivity, and African culture. The Motherland: A Visual Poem by Amanda Manassah
Mac Ratchit5 days ago
The Martyr
My life's a mess I don't mind Never stress I'm on my own time Clock is ticking Flava flav feel It in my chest Every day I struggle yes To come to grips Solo rolla by myself up in this bitch I'm in hell Heaven don't don't exist I'll be damned God's a sham Religion just another government Cash rules all Money to the rich Power shift Sour kiss 1 percent don't gaf the deficit It's no wonder when u see our president Hella bent Detriment Tragic is the case feel so much aggression Built from passive wa...
R
Ree 7 days ago
Lotus
It is ironic how much love I gave out cause' I didn't give much to myself. Everyone always says you can't love anyone else until you learn to love yourself first... I was 10 when I started to understa...
Pooka Mitchell7 days ago
Dear Father
I wish I were as happy as I seem. I wish I were the perfect daughter you wanted me to be. I wish I truly believed in ... myself. I wish upon a star. Growing up with all I knew was my father as my prot...
Mikaila Mack8 days ago
Moving On
It’s bittersweet. At one point after you’ve moved on, you’ll look over at the person you had once been in pain over losing, and you’ll feel absolutely nothing. You’ll realize that all of the hurt and ...
r. nuñez11 days ago
Eklektikos
The Box The idea of going outside of the box cannot necessarily mean that we live outside of ourselves. Some people say to Look inside the box If you would do right, Or see the outside If you would be...
Bianca Beauford12 days ago
Oops I Said That Out Loud
I wonder if anybody knows what it feels like to be completely exhausted and not be able to sleep So many people surround me but nobody ever speaks Silence is golden until you've got so much to say Cra...
Clay Arvin13 days ago
Monty
i am the montyest of pythons, because! the man that stands over there on chair without a single care of despair for he does not know here from there and didn't want to share or blare belief systems th...
Alana G14 days ago
A Change of Heart
We met about a year ago You were the cutest little thing We became friends in a coffee shop I used to tell about my dreams I let you in Yea And I don’t do that a lot Yet somehow you were in my Circle ...
Monique Star15 days ago
The Return of the Revenge of a Black and White Dream
The battle is familiar and major, Yet extra ingredients were flung in the meal. T'is this same fight Trio of black and white soldiers Came up with preparations of force Molded with intellect And mashed with innocence. Only, I unintentionally leap in And my behavior is camouflaged When musical transformation's expected. The aquatic antagonist Now forms into A human Anna Tagonist. Separated from his/her temper, The soldiers and I are dragged In a large room and the path's a mystery. At a table, we...
K_the Graeae15 days ago
A Ball of Yarn
A ball of Yarn so round and full Complete with vibrant overlapping strands So soft and whole So much to give Endless creations to be made Unraveled, Thread by thread for others to use Each strand so d...
haley spurrier17 days ago
PSA
PSA Public Service Announcement But not the public the news focus on No You The public that is affected by this phenomenon This phenomenon that focuses on violence and drugs and killing And all the bl...
A Reason to Smile
To the kid that asked me today, " Why do you smile so much?" I'm sorry, I lied I told you I smile because I'm living And all though I am living I feel very much dead I smile because I was trained to I...
Cin G20 days ago
Valhalla Awaits
Brothers and Sisters Hail to the guardians, keepers of the great halls, We are; Chaos divine, born of the mountain people, You stand with or against us, Your blood will spill as easily upon our chests...
Seneca Basoalto21 days ago
Alabastard
Your death is louder. All hail the helling of bells, barrage of spinster Spiking coffee with morphine, and no one Can hear it—your death is louder—like lozenge, Louder like bullshit-banter-baculum-bra...
Jackie Spitz22 days ago
The Melodical Human
Music pounding, loud booming, everyone going wild. A hectic party, suddenly, a loud bang and everything crashes down, collapsing to the floor. Some may think this is the end, but it is soon fixed, eve...
A Lone Leaf
alone leaf I am a lone leaf clinging on for dear life Plodding along through the thick of it it Scraping through school Crawling out the other side Trying to remain present Making my mind to connect to my breath Stopping my soul when it worries about the future Swaying in the autumn breeze to the sweet sound of the wining wind Waiting for the final inevitable fall I'm either going to sore through the sky to success Or drop to disappointment like the rest But I'll focus on persisting through all ...
JOHNNY ANOMALYa month ago
Bangarang!
We start this battle with a rhythmic dissing, a fierce competition where an extensive vocabulary is your only ammunition. Like Rufio and Peter Pan, you know you've had a good punch line when the Lost ...