Spoken Word VI ... #MisunderstoodGenius

I started writing more as of late on a number of different topics and decided to put a little something together for this particular piece.  This blog features quite a few personal experiences embedded within my posts - plus situations and/or occurrences from the lives of others to present a variety of positive messages to my audience.  I now tell people, if you really want to get to know me, then read my blog ; )

Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below and enjoy!

' I Wish '

Never allow anyone to destroy your spirit.

Fight for yourself no matter the odds you face.

With your back up against the wall, play to your strengths!

Inspire | Motivate | Encourage

MG

Spoken Word V ... #MisunderstoodGenius

' Untitled '

And someone asked me,
What is it that you're pushing for ...
Well, I'm longing for an attitude with latitude
'Cause I figured I'd be grateful if I got it
Finally, just a little piece of happiness
May as well carry it in my pocket ...
To have it pressed firm and sealed tight,
Right up against that photo she used to have tucked in her locket,
Only to toss the lock, but keep the key,
Cry for help but continue running from me ...
I am a man but not a monster,
A brawler if need be, I'll fight for what is right - for what is good
The truth you will always hear from me
'Cause I never met a good lawyer, trust me ...
All too familiar, she's aware, I know
I have fond memories of broken dishes and furniture in my old foyer ...

[ end ]

I haven't posted one of these in a while, but I felt like writing a little something - leave your thoughts in the comments section and check out the archives tab for the others.  

See you next week! : )

Inspire | Motivate | Encourage

MG

Spoken Word IV ... #MorsusEngel

'Music Signifies Something Significant'

" There's a moment in life,
Where you hear your favorite song for the first time.
And your breath escapes through your clenched
teeth, anticipating the rise and fall of hypnotizing song.
Your body becomes one with the lyrics and your fingers tap out
unidentifiable beats on your drum shaped kneecaps.
Your shoulders shift and your eyes close to heighten the holy experience.
Suddenly the music creeps through your toes and speeds up your
veins for a direct ride to your distant heartbeat.
And my goodness, have you ever heard a song so beautifully executed as this?
And when it is over, you'll take a minute to let a small smile
creep up your cheeks before hitting replay for the very first time.
You'll share the sacred song with those who are closest to you
and you'll embrace the moments that the music lights your ribs on fire.

Or maybe you'll listen to it with the indifference spiraling around
your tongue.  Maybe the song will grow on you, like the second
time you read 'The Catcher in The Rye' only to find the bitter
honesty beneath it all.  And then you'll be hitting replay until it's
all your fingers know how to do.
You'll have many favorite songs in your lifetime.  They will all
signify starts of eras in your heart, and they will all claim spots in
your memory to reside within.  They will exist in unison, each so
different from the next, yet all sharing the same ear.
And you already know the feeling you get when one comes on
again.  Where floodgates break loose, and suddenly your thoughts
all look like that hurricane you once let build up inside you.
But my god,
This is such a fucking good song. "

by Morsus Engel
@morsusengel

Honorable Mention : Spoken Word by #DonovanLivingston

Enjoy this spoken word by student speaker, Donovan Livingston, Ed.M. '16, of the Harvard Graduate School of Education ... 

For those curious, the full transcript of his speech can be read here.

Words are powerful - certain words can move mental mountains -  and other words can do wonders for the soul.

'Til next time ... 

MG

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