slam poetry

Slam poetry: that magical mix of rhythm and rhyme.

System Living
Here stands a man. “What’s your plan?” “To buy a house” ..be the mouse “Drink dry grouse” ..be that louse, stuck on its back “Wipe your feet on the welcome mat” of his new stately flat ..he hangs like...
Jaleel Dennis3 days ago
Escapism
I'm not the sunshine and smiley face type, I don't enjoy sweltering summer heat, playing in the city streets, the roar of a cheering sports crowd or for anything to be too loud. I'm not the go with th...
Indigo Sōl3 days ago
I Am
I don't know where to start I mean Where do I begin They made me feel like I was sin Because of my skin Trapped in twisted scripture They painted a very specific picture That I came from nothin’ But c...
LA DLX3 days ago
Focusing on Text
I'm focusing on text A chance to flex My Complex Intellectual Textual Muscle Delivered through vocals My weapon of choice For this hustle Allusion to Historical Political And social Are key elements T...
Heavy Loads
I carried my mother upon my shoulders for so long, as a guideline of what I didn't want to be, a prime example of what life does to a selfish person seemingly 'unexpectedly'. I didn't want to be someo...
Walking Away
I have only thought of you fleetingly and with disgust over the years, as I remember you telling me that you loved me... then minutes later making me burst into tears. You were someone that refused to...
You're Too Smart For This
“You’re too smart for this” What does my intelligence have to do with how I see my body? I had a GPA above a 4.0 I also dropped textbooks on my legs to bruise them And had hundreds of self inflicted c...
Tessa Gray5 days ago
That's What I Say
Fear no beer, that's what I say Fear is queer in its own mysterious way It is necessary when understood, but how do we ever, KNOW...? "I know, I know I know!" We all know everything, or at least we ca...
Scarlett Raigh5 days ago
I Was Homeless
Shoes When my uncle got married, I had the coolest shoes. They were white, to go with my flower girl dress. They had a small heel to them, and the heels were hollow. They had all sorts of colorful bea...
Breanna Seever6 days ago
Worthy
Don't close your knees, part your feet but cross your legs when you sit. Sit up straight with shoulders high to show you are not a flower to be plucked from the rosebed. But he will pluck you anyways ...
Complacency
Complacency is the leading cause of injury in the workplace. Cut keys too many times without using your gloves and you might get cut. Put the ladder away improperly and it may collapse on someone. Cut...
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B Day6 days ago
Mess
"I am a mess” I say, more sure of it than before I was 22 And less sure of why. “I am a mess” I say, unapologetically, not seeking councel It’s a matter of fact. “I am a mess I say, replaying Joni Mit...
Isabel Siobhan8 days ago
Cliffsides
There are times when I feel like I’ve forgotten how to be human After disappointing dates and fall days so beautiful they hurt My friends beginning their lives, The diaspora of my tribe My inability t...
Wyld Tha Bard8 days ago
Worth
How much does a life cost?!?! How much is a life worth!?!?! I see on my screens all the cool guys are killers. Make sure you keep your fancy toys, all is well, boys will be boys. Just trying to make some noise cause you fear being heard, but never mind that. You bag it up, a you stuff all of your emotions that seem to be too much. So here it is, yet another disillusioned youth, dancing with some chrome, where you swear it is your truth but all you really care about is trying to shoot your proble...
She Wonders Why...
This is something for all you girls or guys, depending who is reading this, that are struggling with a relationship, friendship, or a crush. I mixed three raps by one of my favorite rappers into one a...
Grasp
“I always said I would let my heart bleed over the right track but I’ve let it bleed over a couple of tears and that’s just a matter of facts. Because the heart mourns even what we don’t need back. An...
Mary Louise11 days ago
B/H
I don’t need to show my intelligence to prove, I’m worthy to be the love of your life. I don’t need to think before I speak, So I don’t sound common and middle class. I don’t need to Google the words ...
Marissa Lovelock12 days ago
Loss of Words
I have so many things I want to say, But no idea of how to say it. I have no idea of how to put so much Meaning into something so little... Like telling you how I feel Whether about you or myself. Or ...