Category Archives: Favorite Poems, Spoken Word, Performance Poetry

Brian loves spoken word and he shares those performances and reviews through his blog

Life for me aint’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, and… (see attached full poem by Langston Hughes))

Mother To Son By: Langston Hughes Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me aint’t been no crystal stair. It’s had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up, And places with no carpet on the floor- Bare. But … Continue reading

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If you can dream – and not make dreams your master; If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters just the same…

If by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If … Continue reading

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I use to have a Comfort Zone Where I knew I couldn’t fail The same four walls of busy work Were really more like jail.

COMFORT ZONE I use to have a Comfort Zone Where I knew I couldn’t fail The same four walls of busy work Were really more like jail. I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before, But … Continue reading

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Stand Up by Se7en the poet (this is a great spoken word performance that calls out all sinners to Stand Up) [please watch]

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Be Strong!

Be Strong! By Maltbie Davenport Babcock; 1858 – 1901 We are not here to play, to dream, to drift; We have hard work to do, and loads to lift; Shun not the struggle—face it; ’tis God’s gift. Be strong! Say … Continue reading

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Live Your Creed by Langston Hughes is one of my favorite poems of all time. (please read when you get a chance)

Live Your Creed Written by Langston Hughes I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one any day. I’d rather one walk with me than just to show the way. The eye is a better pupil and more willing than … Continue reading

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The next time someone says you can’t do something, recite this poem to yourself

It couldn’t be done By Edgar A Guest Somebody said that it couldn’t be done, But he with a chuckle replied That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried. So he buckled … Continue reading

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