I am a slam poet who writes in English but lives in France, so I can genuinely claim to be often misunderstood. My dreams are to 1) be in print one day 2) slam in an English-speaking country. The whole wrong language/country thing makes it hard for me to enter competitions and such-like, but I did get through to the second round of the Grenoble heats of the 2018 "Nuits du Slam" which was pretty cool as the only "foreigner" there. As most of my poems are written to be performed, they don't always look quite so effective on the page. Please consider checking out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC47q4xrBnen1E3zACiOBx_A/featured I'm really happy to have found the WOL community - I find it a really friendly and encouraging place to share and discuss texts. Thanks guys!
There's a poem There’s a poem in your eyes I caught a glimpse as our paths crossed You looked elsewhere, a little lost Frowning about the everyday Missing house keys, bills to pay But deep down I saw a sadness that ached To be given words before it’s too late. There’s a poem in your mouth Yes, the booze is talking for you Tongue loosened by a drink or two But somewhere in your wine-soaked words A heart-felt message can be heard And treasured, to give to life some meaning Far beyond a pleasant drunken evening. There’s a poem on your lips There may be so much left to say But there the words will have to stay As now we are alone at last The time for speech has surely passed And if your lips quiver with things unsaid Let us put them to other tasks instead There’s a poem in my mind The moment I first saw your face The words began to fall in place But art, like love, can lose its way As time slips by, I know some day This poem will be all that’s left for me To hold and keep you safe in memory.
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
Elegy to a plum tree (07/04/2019)
If you liked my poetry (06/04/2019)
To someone who somehow knows (04/04/2019)
How to be a terrible parent (01/04/2019)
Lie with poetry (25/03/2019)
My Brexit Poem (17/01/2019)
Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/beckywho
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