This month, I'm participating in the Slice of Life challenge with Two Writing Teachers. If you want to participate, you can link up at their Slice of Life Story Post or you can head on over there to check out other people's stories and follow along with the fun. For more information on what a Slice of Life is about, you can go here.
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This journey into spoken word is powerful.
Words slip and slide from people's lips and I'm mesmerized.
Their message, their passion, their ability to bear their heart.
It makes me cry.
Chief the Poet is amazing. That's all I can say. Below are two performances of Daddy Issues with his daughter Mia Julian. I love them both and couldn't decide so I chose to include both of them here. Watching Chief with his daughter warms my heart and reminds me of my kids and how much I love them. Being their mom is the best.
Yesterday, I told Peanut what it was like to be pregnant with him. How I was lucky because he went everywhere with me for nine months. I'd be in meetings and he'd be kicking away. I'd sing to him on the car ride home. I'd read to him while waiting for appointments. He was always with me. And then when he was born, I held him and he looked up at me with giant, dark eyes that saw straight to my soul. And what I saw? Pure love.
You'll see pure love in the spoken word performances below and I think that's something I'll add to my notes about what spoken word is: heartfelt.