Slam Poetry Techniques. Slam Poetry Checklist. REQUIRED Beginning, middle, end Rising intensity At least one clear emotion Authenticity -- from your heart? Audience appeal -- can we relate?. Slam Poetry Checklist. MENU of EIGHT OPTIONS
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the post office
the unemployment line
the local train platform at two in the morning
this is where you will find poetry
Jessica Care Moore
when i get the money, i’mgonna pitch the first ball in the world series, andi’mgonna buy the stanley cup, and i’mgonna sit so close to andreagassiat wimbledonthat i’ll be able to stab him over and over again in-between sets (and i’ll get away with it), and i’mgonna make jabba the hutt a quarterback, and i’mgonna be the towel boy for the laker girls, and i’mgonna force pro wrestlers to wrestle, and i’mgonna parachute off of manhattan skyscrapers, because i want to impress the simple of mind.
in a box and said they were whole
Wholly mine a moth-eaten sweater
Buried under layers of clothing
even in the strongest winter I'll never wear.
(Beginning) Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97: Wear sunscreen.If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.
(Ending) But trust me on the sunscreen.
I’m a nonbeliever and an overachiever, laid-back but fashion-forward. Upfront, downhome, low rent, high maintenance. Supersized, long lasting, high definition, fast acting, oven ready and built to last! I’m a hands-on, footloose, kneejerk headcase prematurely post-traumatic, and I’ve got a love child that sends me hate mail.
the only son
the last son
the lost son
the sun to my moon
the son who leaves
Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday.
land of smoke shops
death in hip-hops
at the hands of
He reminds the other dinner guests that it’s truewhat they say about teachers:
Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.
I decide to bite my tongue instead of his
and resist the temptation to remind the dinner guests
that it’s also true what they say about lawyers.
Because we’re eating, after all, and this is polite conversation.Taylor Mali
he put dopes on the rope with a
butterfly float, flippant wrist
let loose noose's grip
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.