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Questions of The Poetic Art
by Tasha Edwards

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

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I'm struggling to find the right words to say

OR

am I struggling to find words to make me sound
right?
am I plottin' to blow up the mike with
rhymes and speed like Tongue Twista or
am I just a sista trying to
bring her emotions off the shelf and

express herself?

where is the line that divides

playground type lyrics;
the ones searching for cheers and accolades

and

definitive words of a life in motion,
with no intention to sway a listener's
perspective or point of view,

just a few lines here and there about the
trip I've been on...

is the need to know I'm being heard gone and
am I growing enought to know that my words
have power even if I can't feel my testifying muscles
being flexed in the hour in which I spoke?

was I serious about hoping to choke on words
that came out of my right pocket, reserving them
to sock-it-to-them so they can give me a
handclap or a finger snap?

all I want to do is speak what is spoken to me
without the politics, without the hinderance of
being afraid to take a chance because I don't
know how people will react?

the line stops here, as I know, no matter
what I say...

the TRUTH to the art will always have my back.

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Reviewed by Aamie Burnley 4/1/2003
... without truth there is no art.
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 4/1/2003
there is no line that can be crossed, never a right or wrong...poetic expression comes from within..never a worry of without...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 4/1/2003
Well I sure enjoyed reading through that one. Great thought process...well done.
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