I’ve been obsessed with “spoken word poetry” lately. I mean, how can you avoid such beautifully constructed words, mellifluously delivered! The end result of watching a gazillion of talented spoken poets’ videos meant I had to attempt writing a poem myself.
Weird huh? Yeah, I know.
Anyways, I did end up fulfilling this attempt and I think it went along pretty nicely (phew!). Although not a 100% sure if it fits the criteria for being classified as “spoken word poetry”. But no worries, trying it out was surely fun 😀 . And no, I didn’t record a performance (like it usually is done..) of my very 1st spoken word poem because well, it is my 1st. I’d still like to work and improve on this form of art for a while, before being ready for a proper performance! So I opted for just keeping it in text form for now..
Hence, without further ado, here’s my spoken word piece titled “UNCHECKED”, typed out. 😉
“Most times we fall prey to our inability to respond with the necessity of saying what must be said.
Instead we race towards that which initiates the process of wrecking reality with the help of unjustly used eloquence.
Correct me if I’m mistaken, but wouldn’t improving what we speak rather than regret over what was spoken, be the first step on the ever present trek for betterment?
Because I see people and I see how—this world—their words, affect.
So the next time you fulfil your solemn duty, like an uninterrupted faucet, washing away the beauty from everything around you, with the harshness instructing your excuse of ‘I said everything right, I felt.’
Just remember that because you can speak, doesn’t mean you can’t hear.
And if those who were made to listen, raced towards that which initiates your mouth to taste your own bitter medicine, you’d wish you’d never had left your words, unchecked.”