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Creating for creation
Making a connection
In education or recreation
Elevation or alleviation
A priest to confess fear, anger, and stresses
A solvent to eradicate the messes
Red light to no; green light to yeses
In a box, it picks the locks
Busts out like a fox
Oohs, awes, wows and shocks
A beast with heightened senses
A master of self-defenses
Slips through all the fences
In past, present, and future tenses
Lickety-split, moves real quick
Takes no shortcuts; uses a few tricks
Watch the clock, and listen to its ticks
Mind the ground; it’s bound to be slick
Stop, stall, stumble, slump, slide, slip
Drop the top and gawk on your road trip
Can’t get to good without driving thru shit
Find lots of misses digging for a hit
Ignites a spark in flooded fire pits
Tired of keeping this kindling lit
About to pull over and call it quits
Press on; toil on
Gamble, ramble, and Calgon
Keep the pros; Chuck Norris bad stuff
Because life is tough, can I get a Sho’nuff?
For this go-round, you only get one shot
Eminem said that, be it truth or not
Creativity is all we got.
Summer Poetry Slam Winner - Week 6
by: Imma Busy
Language is reality,
a collection of thoughts that have traveled
to the tips of tongues
Writing is like eating from a grapevine
Picking words that aren’t ripe
Makes the reader’s jaw clench
And justifies spitting.
On my body
My body is the tide
pushing and pulling against itself
to find a connection
with the moon.
Work is a root canal,
painful and tedious
if you want to eat off the bone.
Beatnik Books is part bookstore part poetry venue. Owned by the Mooseville Poet Laureate, Beatnik's is simply a comfortable place to hang out and soak up the written word.
The Mooseville Poet Laureate:
She's been a magic rock dealer, the president of a lawn mowing service, an umpire, a photographer, and a peddler of expensive vacuums. Her responsibilities have included feeding anorexics, wiping the elderly, issuing cigarettes, and keeping an eye on people who see ants crawling all over their shoes. In record time, she's dropped checks, delivered oysters, filled coffee, boxed leftovers, shaken martinis and crafted daiquiris. She can bean count and number crunch, counsel and educate, smooth talk and copy sling. Currently, she's a mother, a daughter, a sister, a lover, a warrior, a poet, a jester, a dreamer, and the leader of her own lip sync band.