The Blood of Love – Community Poem

at my Busboys and Poets Wednesday night open mic we like to write a community poem involving everyone in the audience. we pass around the paper starting in the beginning of the show and everyone adds a line, so that by the end of the show we have a poem that we wrote together. this is that poem for Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Busboys and Poets 5th & K Open Mic featuring Janani Balasubramanian (pictured below).

 

COMMUNITY POEM: The Blood of Love

The night is cool, from Philly to DC. So many beautiful

faces I see.

Shrimp and grits are good to Me!

This winter weather, I love it.

Now let’s get loud like a trumpet.

BLARING LOUD, IT FILLS THE ROOM,

Music surrounds me it goes BOOM, BOOM, BOOM,

This pomegranate lemonade is the bomb dot com!

And drinking the DC tap water, you can’t go wrong.

Can’t wait to hear all this uncensored art

That speaks to my very existence on Earth

Ready for this amazing art to ART!

Ready to rip my soul asunder, to fill this hollow shell

I want you to be my girlfriend Talisha, you’re like a love

spell

U gotta start with love between ourselves

So we can love one another

I love this guy’s vest, hat & tie;

Clapping and chewing for sounds and words from the mic

Choking on the voices of our ancestors, lost

Not hearing the call to discover our own

voices and passions silenced by the status quo.

That’s why we must let minority verses flow

My children are my lifeline their mere

existence is pure divine

Now watch us shine!

 

New places it’s time to grow

In with the new, out with the old

This world can be so cruel + cold

Self discovery is better than the Discovery Channel

I found love in my high school/Facebook Friend

A love I wish lasts from now until the end.

 

I’VE FOUND THAT THE BEST BUSINESS OF ALL

BUSINESS IS TO HAVE SOME BUSINESS

OF YOUR OWN N IF YOU DON’T HAVE NO BUSINESS

THEN MAKE IT YOUR BUSINESS TO LEAVE

OTHER PEOPLE’S BUSINESS ALONE

JUST TO BE PEACEFULLY LIVING DRAMA

FREE JUST TO LIVE N LET BE CAUSE

YOUR NOT ME N DON’t WANNA BE Michael Myers

Love

Live Love, Love Life, Bring Life. don’t think

twice.

Sometimes I wish I had taken my mind’s advice instead of my heart,

which can be my biggest vice

Don’t think twice, love, just love

Then stop! Collaborate and listen

Boom shock a loca….Boom

Let the fire of love breathe

Let the beauty of life flow

Not until the winds turn

I will still still continue to love this earth

The voices inside are let loose for a few

People are lined up in a queue

To allow people to really think

Even though it may really stink

All different colors, created unique, death on a

cross for a few to become one. No I’m not talkin

about a son but a lover, take a moment to think

of love a tree, breathe blown out for you & me.

all different colors, created unique.

Griming things for Shining things seems like the violence

never stop, unlocking my mind from calamity to escape

insanity from the pressure of poverty psychologically.

My mind, I’m stuck inside a never ending book. Wishing I

can get to the end, yet I feel one must take their time.

Bathing myself with the blood of love

 

janani

find Janani online at queerdarkenergy.com

their feature performance was soooo on point. hilarious and deep and all sorts of other feels. very good night. ’twas so packed we had to seat people on the stage.

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