guest post – Kathryn Talbott- slam poetry i

I’ve been challenging a few of my writer friends…to a little slam poetry battle.

So, all you writer friends…Consider yourselves sweetly challenged.

One of them took me up. One of my faithfully reading, occasionally commenting  Kathryns.

A little challenge out to the rest of you.

Push
Push through
Push through it all and move
Move
Move aside
Move aside that which masks as the ultimate purpose of life
And yet more often than not is the life we lead
Slide over the paperwork
Hide the files
Turn off the devices that tie us to this world
Defy it all by finding a voice and
Stand
Stand up
Stand up for something that is right
Despite the risk of cause
Negating the price of being yourself
Chance that those you love
Will look at you strange
Lower their gaze
Or worse
Turn
Turn their backs
Turn their backs against that cause
That now defines you
Because you chose
Because you chose to stand
And now it is all you have to stand for
And without standing for what you have found to be right
You have no reason at all to stand
And so that choice
Was never a choice of your own
It somehow chose you
When there you were trying to be brave
And choose it.

What you got gang?
Come on.
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One response to “guest post – Kathryn Talbott- slam poetry i

  1. sara

    I LOVE this!! I’m trying to write some slam poetry after you talking about it, but I just can’t seem to find the words!

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