Today I am going to share an old spoken word performance with you guys! :) I went into the archives and found one of my favorite performances of all times, and I figure it is very #FlashbackFriday appropriate!
This particular night I remember feeling like I had arrived as an artist. I felt at ease with the audience, I'd really begun to grasp the art of crowd control, and for the 1st time ever, I had fun on stage. I truly enjoyed performing that night, as I was finally able to let go of the worry and live in the moment of the performance.
Watching this video reignited the sparks I used to feel for the art of performing. It is a bold and daring stance, to stand tall in front of an audience of strangers, and bare your soul... And I think...I miss it. Tremendously!
Hopefully your ears and hearts aren't too sensitive and can stand a bit of profanity. In my younger days of poetry, I used to be very expressive with profane language. Albeit artistic and melodic, I have since grown in my calling and ministry to hearts and souls, and so, I usually refrain from doing so (unless deeply and organically moved to do so lol!). I also realize... my makeup was a HOT mess!!! Lol so please don't judge! #IveGrownInMoreWaysThanOne (lol)
Anywho's, two great pieces were performed in the video below; "The Game" (which is about the consequences of gang violence and drug dealing) and "Haters and Doubters" (self explanitory and everyone should be able to identify with this one). There are photos and a voice over that will play before the performance comes in. So please be patient and watch till the end. Oh and don't judge too hard on the production quality. These were my school days and budgets were low, so I had a classmate film me on his point shoot camera, chop it up for me and Voila! #AnotherHotMess (lol)