Not A Spoken Word Artist

by Quality

I am not a spoken word artist
But I can write lines causing you to take notice
Using vocabulary like grenades
Pull the pen and then release
Next my thoughts shred your mind like shrapnel
Words erupt from my pen like volcanic ash from a mountain top
Once I get started, it's hard for me to stop
I write celebratory passages of great accomplishments
Expositions on life's stresses in iambic pentameter format
I can write diatribes on controversial subjects
Or opinionated lines on matters so trivial that many don't even care to talk
Whether I'm being introspective or self-deprecating
My life has been placed on display on pages of black and white
Some have asked how I can ink what I write
Because I have that right

I am not a spoken word artist
But I can coin a phrase that causes you to think and repeat it
My gray matter works differently than most
I often try to capture the synapses of my neurons on my paper host
Sometimes thoughts emerge that even impress me
My specialty can be compared to painting a colorful piece of art by Divenche
I attempt expressionism even in the most understated poems
In hopes that I catch you open enough to know them
I'm a poet and you know it
I try to show it
Each time I sit down to write a word or two
Sometimes I don't know exactly what I'm going to do
I try to perform lyrical acupuncture on your brain
Attempting to make you feel the exhilaration I felt with every refrain
You have to think to feel what I know
The synergistic relationship between my pen and I contributes to my flow
I have never endeavored to stand before a microphone to gain attention
Not that there's anything wrong with it, let me mention
It's just not my bag
But that doesn't make me sad
Sometimes I write words that boarder on absurd
I can even be contrite when I write
Creating mental masturbation material is my forte
I pray that I have written words to make someone else's pain okay
Intricately composing rhymes of intensity when I'm internalizing my sins
I truly express myself through the pen
But understand, no matter how expressive I can be
I am not the spoken word artist that you wish to see

Not A Spoken Word Artist by Quality

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