Posts Tagged ‘poetry reading’

Still Photos Of Living Words: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 25, 2016

Why do we take still/
photographs of wise people/
who speak living words?

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Why Can’t You Be Quiet: Revolutionary (Napkin) Free Verse Poem

May 7, 2015

I don’t understand
why those who want me to
wear their words
will stand
and talk loud
over my thoughts
that I bled onto
my paper.

Don’t i matter?
Maybe I’m old.
Maybe I was born
In a time
When my daddy
And mamma taught we kids,
Once young, too,
Like you,
To be polite,
To show respect
To others,
To listen
When it’s your turn to hear.

Just as I
Turned my gaze
To you
And listened to your lips
As they caress
The open mic.

I will listen
And did listen
To you
When it was your turn,
To speak your truths.

And now that
Its my voice
That should be heard,
You can hear.
Or u may leave
And converse outside.

Or,
If you’re here,
So others may hear,
U may kindly,
Politely,
Quietly
Shut the f*** up.

Is That A “Yes”? Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 10, 2014

I asked if I could/
kick her in the head. She said:/
“I have brain damage.”

Speak for Yourself Open Mic Poetry Night at Enliten Cafe', Downtown Provo, Utah

Kickin’ It: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 10, 2014

speak for yourself open mic poetry night at Enliten Cafe' in downtown Provo, UTShe read and opened*/
her soul. I wondered: Could I/
kick her in the face?

OR
*She stood, opening/
herself. I wondered: Could I/
kick her in the head?

Reading Others’ Words: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 12, 2014

Open mic poetry reading "Speak for Yourself" at Enliten Cafe, Provo, UTHe said “F*** the book!”, /
but that blurs the words and sticks/
pages together.

Sharing Word Talents: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 12, 2014

Sharing our talents,/
word, was never meant to be/
a competition.

Two Generations Too Hot For Teacher: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Quatrain

November 26, 2013

I crushed on your teacher,/
and so did you!/
But she’s too young for me,/
and way too old for you.

He Meant Something Else; I Blushed: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

November 26, 2013

The young poet said:/
“I have a really short one.”/
I yelled: “I’m sorry.”

Young Voices Raised: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

November 26, 2013

They are so young, yet/
so wise. They have their Voice, happy, /
pained. But loud. Don’t stop!