I love the truth and exploring the many facets thereof with literature. Love George Orwell, Zadie Smith, Iain Banks, Irvine Welsh, Sylvia Plath, Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood, Akala, Kate Tempest, Eminem, Tupac, Malcolm X: they are among my favourite speakers/ poets. I am a 26 year old male, studying creative writing at Chichester University. I live with my partner, and I really love my life. I've found WOL to be a sociable cyber-place, so say hello. I love discussing stuff and things. I'm also part of a collaboration called poets of Hip-Hop with my popular cyber-friend: 'Big Sal'. If you enjoy my material, please check out our page. Big Sal, I'm sure, has a right to claim to be Hip-Hop but in all honest I don't. However, I love Hip-Hop more than any musical genre and I enjoy trying: it's very fun and I encourage everyone on WOL to give it a go. 2 things: It must have a rhythm (It is wise to get to grips with writing with consideration to line length. The best 'flows' do not always have equal line length): (Detroit accent) "My pen and paper cause a chain reaction, To get your brain relaxing, a zany acting Maniac in action, you mainly lack attraction, You look insanely whack when just a fraction of my track runs."-Marshall Bruce Mathers III Lines must use multi-syllabic rhyme schemes. I.e. "Sight" and "knight" is not acceptable, but "sighted" and "knighted" is. (though it is preferable not to repeat syllables). You can also use several words to make up a multi-syllabic rhyme, e.g. phantasmagorical, fantastic euphoric pull, slap-dash and horrible, hap-hazard impossible, mad backward, unstoppable Practice over a metronome, record a piece, and join the group! You may not think that Hip-Hop is for you. That's fine but don't think it's because you're socially excluded from it because you're not. It's just a poetic discipline, nothing more. That being said, racist material is not Hip-Hop. Misogynistic material isn't, either. Hip-Hop elevates inclusion and togetherness through satire and outright truth in a poetic format. You don't even need to be literate to rap. You need to understand the art of saying multi-syllabic rhymes in a rhythm, and you need to practice. You need to have passion and conviction. "When you're rapping it's fine to say you're the best, but just know that you ain't, init."-Lunar C Peace and love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
The Election A wounded Chihuahua, bug-eyed adorable, scrap-starved and shitty, Limped, Towards me, shaky-legged and sorry Looking for love, warmth, home, I thrust forward the brunt of my foot and punted the mutt under the chin, His twinkly little head snapped back with a sickening crack as I flanked him and rained punches down like torrential hale. His ribs yielded under my knuckles as he coughed blood up my trouser leg, I was not offended by this, in fact I laughed, The little haggard fuck tried to get up and fell to the floor in a pathetic flop, He wheezed and begged between spasmodic waves of rigid jerking, I thought of Donald Trump; I stamped him out of existence. A little butterfly landed with a flutter like nervous eyelids, In my hand, I was very still, you see, I closed my fingers ‘round her, and squeezed, Till I could feel her fizzing and bubbling, her broken symmetry disgraced by my aimless lust, When I opened my hand, Not a splinter of cocoon betrayed her debasement, Guilt purveyed and attempted to snatch me, I thought of Donald Trump, And my sins were no more, So, I laughed to myself, and she heard me alright. When the doctor, Finally asked me if I was truly sorry, His eyes urging remorse to make its way to mine, I thought about Donald Trump to stop myself from laughing.
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