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Mouth Piece Poets are a Spoken Word Collective based in Lincoln, formed to encourage more people to make their voices heard, and to engage the public in Spoken Word performances. We perform regularly at Spoken Word events both within and outside of the county of Lincolnshire including our own evening at Lincoln Drill Hall. Several of the members have books of poetry available locally and online. Find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/mouthpiecepoetry

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From troupe member Gemma: Buttercup Meadow I sit at home in the buttercup meadow, crying silently as buttercups do. Summers heat squeezing out the frothy teardrop dew. My body understands the stems will to stand upright and strong. My lips close as do petal tips upon the onset of a storm. I do not fear the bee anymore for if he stings, he will die and I will still have to endure the torment of being dead, yet being alive. Spatterings of chickweed stars outstretch reaching high, I glance upwards, observing the ever moving sky. A dark cloud is lit by the sun hiding behind it illuminating edges, revealing red, texture fibrous as an iris or birthing nebulae. Here am I. All this beauty, and still I cry. Oh, how complex this life. To observe the spectrum of life and death. To inhale the cosmos into ones chest, To demand yet renounce the succession of breath! Absurd indeed this will to live, this will to die this will to be with the buttercups and lie! What fool am I. What fool am I...

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