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A while ago I wrote a post talking about some of my favorite slam poems, and so I thought it would be fun to share a few more with you all. Here are a few more for your viewing pleasure.
Deceit and I – RJ Walker
“Deceit and I” is a poem that I enjoy not just because of the writing, but also largely because of Walker’s delivery. The way that he is able to inflex at just the right times in just the right way to give his poems maximum impact is definitely a unique talent. One great example of this is during the middle of the poem when Walker talks about the parents of the dead kid, and how they were like mountains that could be shattered at any moment, and also how the truth about what killed their kids could bring the mom to her knees. The way he is able to turn his voice into a semi-wale to emphasize that emotional moment takes a lot of practice.
Love Poem Medley – Rudy Francisco
Rudy Francisco is arguably one of the best spoken-word poets out there today, and “Love Poem Medley” is a great example of why. He starts from the simple premise of liking a girl and then telling her if he were to write her a love poem, he would say this. His imagery in the poem is absolutely stunning, and the way he expresses his love for her over and over again in different ways shows how much thought he put into the writing.
The Future – Neil Hilborn
“The Future” by Neil Hilborn has largely stood out to me because of the last line of the poem, in which Hilborn says “I saw the future…and in it, I was alive.” There are a lot of things about this line that I appreciate about it. One of the major things is that it communicates a sense of certainty and confidence that I did not really have in myself until a few years ago. That is not to say that I was suffering from bipolar delusions, but it is to say that being able to say that you most definitely have a future without any hesitation is a type of confidence I aspire to have.
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