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Confessions of a Recovering Ugly Duckling

Hello, my name is Chantel and I’m a Ugly Duckling. Pardon me, recovering ugly duckling. I’ve already worked the 12 step program to my beautiful swan transformation. 1,563 more words

Spoken Word

An Original Slam Poem - The Gun

he doesn’t knock on the door
he knocks the door down
barges into my life takes my parents away shouting at us in a language I do not understand all I know is my dad just got dragged away from my mother and they laugh in her face… 383 more words

Poetry

An Original Slam Poem - Light and Dark

I see light in those who are locked in darkness
I see the moon’s shine in the middle of pitch black emptiness
And I see the sweet in a bitter situation… 137 more words

Poetry

Taxed Text (Day 15 of NaPoWriMo 15)

We have reached the halfway mark of NaPoWriMo 2015, and it is just going way too fast! 15 days down, 15 more splendid days of poetry to go. 84 more words

Art

An Original Slam Poem - Test anxiety

in the treacherous clutches of anxiety
slowly dipped into an acidic fear
Heart beats faster than a hummingbird’s
Calm is no longer a word in my vocabulary… 136 more words

Poetry

Dopeness : Dear Young Men of Color

Fong Tran has something special.

Yes, he is a great lyricist with a mastered cadence, but what makes him special is his perspective.  Too often I find that subject matters regarding race appear relegated to a black/white binary.   82 more words

Spoken Word Poetry

An Original Slam Poem - What Ifs

My least favorite phrase
“What if”
I can rule the world but what if i can’t
I can be better but what if I can’t… 239 more words

Poetry