I’ve been introduced to something new in the last couple of months, something called “spoken word” poetry. It’s not sappy rhymes like you find on greeting cards and funeral programs, but gritty observations about life set in a lyrical form. You can find a lot of it on Youtube and Vimeo. Much of it, of course, is pretty vulgar.
I found out about spoken word poetry because my daughter was introduced to it in her Creative Writing class and has become a devotee. She has started participating in “poetry slams” – essentially poetry battles. She won one and has finished second and third at two others. Yes, I am bragging – she is VERY good at spoken word poetry.
She has also introduced our family to Christian “Spoken Word” poetry, and she’s even written some. We came across this one by a poet named Karness. It is called “Hypochristians.” Thought you might enjoy it. I found it powerful and moving, even if there might be a couple of doctrinal clarifications I’d like to make. Oh, well.
But here is Karness and Hypochristians.” (Especially note the lines at about the 3:40 and 4:10 marks – WOW!)