#notapoem

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Today spoken word poetry isn't for everyone
Today it's a pass time for the rich
It suffocates in the pubs, bars and book cafes
a thing people have to afford
a product that sells
And it doesn't reach people who need to hear it the most
It's worth defined by likes, views and snaps

#notapoem #justathought #yqbaba The nature of spoken word Spoken word today is like bottled mineral water at cafe coffee day But I drink the rain from the sky It's like espresso at starbucks And I sip the roadside coffee It's like brown bread And I eat rotis It's like plazzos at Zara or lingerie at Victoria Secrets And I wear what sells in a whole sale market It's like a pent house at Rajajinagar And I live in Nagwara It's like iphone 7 And I use Motorola razor It's like 4G And I use 2G It's like Lamborghini And I use the local bus It's like a British accent And I speak in a stereotyped Indian one Today spoken word poetry isn't for everyone Today it's a pass time for the rich It suffocates in the pubs, bars and book cafes a thing people have to afford a product that sells And it doesn't reach people who need to hear it the most It's worth defined by likes, views and snaps Not by the voice, message, emotion or intention It's just entertainment And we come together only to be heard and not to listen And if this is how poetry could be Then we'd never have Kabir or Rumi So if you are setting the bars of what poetry is Then my words are middle class like me And I am not a poet

28 JUN AT 12:55