slam poetry

Slam poetry: that magical mix of rhythm and rhyme.

  • Amber Paulison
    Published 2 years ago
    Say Anything

    Say Anything

    I needed every reason to believe it was okay
  • MCBerthaG Divinity
    Published 2 years ago
    The Communicator

    The Communicator

    I am the communicator
  • Deanna Gilstrap
    Published 2 years ago
    We Stand, Free and Together

    We Stand, Free and Together

    I live in a land that I once thought was free. So I will never bend at the neck, or buckle at the knees. I live on a land, once decorated with bloodshed. I look deep in my conscious, looking for the words my ancestors once said. Fight for what you need and want. Anything among the horizon can be caught.
  • alexandra armstrong
    Published 2 years ago
    Who Owns Me?

    Who Owns Me?

    The ability to be friends with a guy
  • Charlene Ellison
    Published 2 years ago
    Twitter Man vs Rocket Man
  • Matthew Martin
    Published 2 years ago
    'Till You Pick Up the Mic
  • May Wells
    Published 2 years ago
    Cage

    Cage

    Appear to be normal outside
  • MCBerthaG Divinity
    Published 2 years ago
    Real Bitch vs. Fake Bitch

    Real Bitch vs. Fake Bitch

    It pisses me off to know you think you're better than me
  • Teddi Coleman
    Published 2 years ago
    Texting

    Texting

    O.M.G, LOL, JK The language that we learn, What happen to calling? But no typing is our voice.
  • Madisen Kirby
    Published 2 years ago
    School

    School

    School the place you go to just waiting for it to end. Your eyes never leaving the clock because that’s more entertaining than the blabbering teachers. The people that act as though they are your rulers and you must obey and believe everything they deed into your brain. Don’t even think about standing up for yourself because parents can be so much worse. School is like a war ground, fights, lectures, bullies, all until that clock strikes three and we can leave. The hot, crowded buses, the long car rider line, the line kids who sat forgotten at the lunch tables. Once Home the agonizing stress, anxiety, depression that comes with all those assignments that come crashing through your head at all hours of the day. But don’t even think about forgetting one, not doing one, failing one because if you even consider any of these the hell you experience at school comes to fuck up the rest of your life. You parents act as though you're a disappointment, failure, slacker when you can’t catch up with all the shit and disorders crowding your brain. They don’t see how much you are drowning, they just see a failure who can’t swim and instead of helping you. Maybe throwing you a raft they create waves. They create storms that throw you around like you are a piece of paper until you learn your place. Until you learn that you are nothing more than a grade. A number score that defines who you are and who you are going to be. If you can’t learn to swim than you get forgotten. You get left behind by all those who you thought loved you. If you slack of for even a day than you are seen as lazy, a failure who can’t get off their goddamn phone for even a minute to do your work. So you can make yourself swim and be that little puppet that everyone expects you to be or you can drown and be hated by everyone. There is no third option, there is no second chance. And once that weekend finally comes around it’s gone in an instant. When summer finally comes around it lures you into a false sense of security. Causing you to forget everything creating that hellscape every wretched year after wretched year. It doesn’t end, it doesn’t get easier, it just changes it’s looks and comes back the next year. And once you get a job you don’t get summers off, jobs never end until you are to old to live by yourself and your life is wasted away.
  • Troy V
    Published 2 years ago
    Angels & Icons

    Angels & Icons

    Cancer sure has taken the best ones we all grew to know. Precipitation falls from our eyes every time a soul is lost in the snow.
  • Rachel Martinez
    Published 2 years ago
    Pizza Shop

    Pizza Shop

    Haven't been there long