I see these happy couples and I used to think, “what do I have to do to get a girl like that?
”Now I’m exhausted from thinking Fatigued from trying to convince myself that I’m worthy of another being Tired of looking but not really looking so it doesn’t appear that I’m desperate Weary of being afraid to tell someone that I’m interested In fear that they will avoid me Consumed from being alone No longer will I be at the mercy of women to like me No longer will I try to look my best for women that don’t know that I’m in love with them No, all that is finished. Complete-o, no more-o From now on, I’m dating myself I mean I’ve already talked to myself so I know my conversations will be good I’ve always said I wanted to be with someone that’s just like me Well, there’s no one more like me than me It’s not like I’m dating my cousin or nothing I looked it up.
Below, Wise reclaims her heritage in ‘Last Name.’ She poses the question ‘What’s in a name?
’ and puts her assertive rhythm on display as she answers it for herself.
Performances also include special appearances by well-known actors and musicians, as well as occasional performances by Mos Def himself.
Co-created by Bruce George, Danny Simmons, Deborah Pointer, Stan Lathan, and Russell Simmons, the show is a spin-off of the popular Def Comedy Jam which began airing on HBO in the 90's.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source ... Not to feign any emotion that I did not feel; not to pretend to believe in optimism or pessimism, or unreversible progress; not to say anything because it was popular, or generally accepted, or fashionable in intellectual circles, unless I myself believed it; and not to believe easily.
I'm a prisoner of words unsaid Just lonely feelings Locked away in my head I trap myself further Every time I stay, quiet I should start to speak But I stop and stay silent And now I've made My own hard bed Inside this prison of words unsaid P. Or would you rather just see me Stoned on a drug of complacency and compromise M.
The series included historical legendary poets such as, The Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka and Sonya Sanchez. Even poets who are critical of the poetry slam, such as John S.
These ten LA-based artists range from veterans who’ve performed on Def Poetry Jam to fresher faces putting their own spin on the art form.
They say that art imitates life, and these slam poets do it pretty well.
How did you like “Spoken Word – Dating Myself – Poetri”?
Everywhere I go, I see cute people with ugly people And I can’t help but to ask myself, “what does she see in that guy? ”And then that evolved into, “what do I have to do to get a girl?