Posts Tagged ‘Speak for Yourself open mic’

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.

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


Self Awareness From Kids Yelling In Church Hallways: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 29, 2015

It brings me great joy/
when kids in church yell: “Hey! You’re/
that poetry guy!”

Inert Black And White Striped Shirts: Revolutionary Rhyming Napkin Haiku

March 12, 2015

Couple on a date, wearing black and white striped shirts, at Speak for Yourself open mic night, Enliten Cafe', Provo, UtahBoy and girl, inert,/
at the bar. Both are wearing/
black and white striped shirts.

Why Come Back (To Open Mic) : Revolutionary Haiku

February 5, 2015

Come back! ‘Cuz if you/
don’t, at one-half century/
you’ll find you still must.

Do Stand-Up After Getting Stood Up: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 22, 2015

When I get stood up/
on a date, I can always/
do open mic poems.

I’m Dressed Religiously: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 22, 2015

Speak For Yourself Open Mic Buddha Belly religiously dressedSaint Francis hoodie,/
backwards collar and a true/
Buddha belly. Pray.

Napkin Poem Sans Napkins: Revolutionary Napkin Haiku

November 6, 2014

Reading of Ginsberg at Speak for Yourself open mic poetry night, Enliten Cafe, Provo, UtahI have no napkin/
poetry this night. Why not?/
I have no napkins.

We Are NOT Stu– : Revolutionary Napkin Haiku

October 16, 2014

I called myself the/
“Stu–” word, but the kid said “NO!”/
And you know? He’s right!

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?

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