So Obsessed Saturday: Slam Poetry

Now I know this is one of my less conventional So Obsessed Saturdays, but that’s what I love about them is because I can always change it up a little. This one is also a little more personal, it’s more like a secret of mine I guess you could say. I don’t think a lot of people know this about me but I love slam poetry. I love listening and watching people put all they have, and bear their souls to complete strangers and you can see the passion simply in their presentation. So this Saturday I am doing a little less talking and instead a little sharing. I am sharing with you my favorite slam poetry piece that I have found thus far. So take a look and let me know what you think, or even better yet explore a little more and find something that speaks to you. It can be quite surprising how similar we all really are when others can put into words what we can’t. Enjoy!

This is my favorite piece for a lot of reason. For one, the passion behind these two men as they speak really gives me chills, they really make you feel and believe in what they are saying. Perhaps my favorite thing about it, though, is the message. True success isn’t won by getting out of the game when you have won it all, it is when you have fallen and are broken and known that you used every piece of talent that you have been blessed with. Never let the fear of failing keep you from pushing.

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6 thoughts on “So Obsessed Saturday: Slam Poetry

  1. WOW. That actually gave me goosebumps. That was so awesome!! What an amazing message, too. Thank you for sharing! I love slam poetry too, some of my favourites are Sarah Kay (she did a TED talk called ‘If I Should Have A Daughter’ which was truly awesome) and Suli Breaks (he’s done some amazing stuff on the faults in the education system). I just love how a poem can really come to life when it is spoken.

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