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it’s a good farewell for now!!

November 5, 2008

hey everyone it’s micheal, just want to say it was a real good experience being intangled into the poetry international event and i would like to thank all the staff at southbank for being bright and wonderful to us blogger’s even though we came and invaded your space lol nah not really, i woyld like to thank yemisi and lucy because they are fantastic people who lead me to find inspiration i will keep in touch.
poetry international was a touching week for me i have never been more inspired!
in the space of a week i have learnt more about spoken word and poetry which has boost my levels a bit higher thanks to all the artist and performers there!!

see you all in a not to distant future peeps!!!

come on poetry!!!!

yeah!!!! yeah!!!


Interviewing Linton Kwesi Johnson

October 31, 2008

This was a proud moving moment for me i had sat next to a king, someone who had opened up the doors for many a generations to flood onto the scene of poetry and spoken word, i could not believe how close i was to such a respected man, for the whole event i was sitting right next to Linton Kwesi Johnson it made my week because all i knew about him was how great he is i mean if you were sitting next to someone you never knew much about wouldn’t you feel like a fan??

well i certainly did because the moment i saw him walk towards the empty sit next to me i felt a overwhelming presence from that point i knew i would be enlightened from his words on stage, okay it was probably a technical sitting fault that he was sitting besides me but hey there most have been a bit of destiny out into it as well.

When it was all over i literally leaped on my chance to get an interview with Linton Kwesi Johnson and well it was fantastic!!!

heck if don’t believe me here is proof of my efforts!!

Poetry International Opener (Reem Kelani A stunning performance)

October 31, 2008

Micheal here, reporting live and out loud from the south bank centre on the fantastic events of poetry international!!

First of all, i would just like to thank everyone that participated over the past days at the south bank all the singers,writers,poets,bloggers and most of all the public, thank you all for the support, energy and views.

Okay now it’s down to business!!

The first night of poetry international was a vibrant well collaborated start to a celebration of different cultures.

the energy and excitement was electric you could feel volts bounce through your body as Reem Kelani worked the stage with her powerful voice projecting her thoughts and songs aloud to the audience the Palestinian singer engaged and included the crowd with an uproar of cultural difference the wild clapping and stomping was enough to set a weary heart ablaze, she danced she jumped about walked through the audience what more could you ask for, really a woman so strong and passionate about what she can do deserves a place in the hall of fame.

Reem Kelani thank you for a spectacular evening!

here is a response to the performance that i edited listen carefully and you will catch a bit of gizella blended in the excitement.

So Much Power in so Young Voices (Power in the voice) The Saints

October 30, 2008

power in the voice you know that was a serious event for young and old people because it shows how talent can be used in so many different ways you either stay true to what you do or you follow others who speak negative and portray a bad image, but the Saints came on the stage with mind blowing poetry,mcing, and rap but thats not all they were true, positive and proud of what they had to show the audience. in this day and time it is hard to find a group of black boys on stage skanking (dancing) to a beat instead of being on road getting ready to shank (stab) someone.

i have to say i found inspiration in the youngest people i have heard on the mic today, i was brought up where rapping and mcing is something big but everyone involved stories of how they hurt some other person or how bad they can be into their lyrics, the Saints did something i have never seen done before it’s one thing to be able to rap positively but it’s a whole new ball game if you can do that make a crowd of people feel what your saying, this is why this group will make it and this is why they are hot in this poetry international week.

here is a clip of the most outstanding performance you will come across from a group of young boys!!!

A two year difference.

October 27, 2008

hey every one it’s the main man micheal here i am just going to put up a poem i wrote about how i felt two years ago i have chosen to name it “A two year difference”.

No body cares about me…

i am living every day of my life through depression

showing my feelings to the world at threatning expressions

because my well being is ignored and put into detention

now i sleep.. 6months, 12 months now two years later…

eye lids stutter as i wake up and move a motion

stare in the mirror of sorrow and ask if there is a feeling of reflection

refusing to show any verbs of direction

as i weep i am dared to answer a question…

who wants to know, why does it care

i wipe a mirror to make it all clear

in a hollowed voice of fear,

i am asked again stuck in a tear

who wants to know, why does it care

i hear a next voice in the next room

JAILER, JAILER!! why i’m i here

response: who wants to know, why does it care??