In my last article I mentioned how nervous I was about participating in this poetry slam and that I wasn’t sure if I was going to go through with it, but I did! What made me nervous was the way participants presented their texts. I watched some videos on YouTube and saw so much feeling in those presentations. Although my poem came from my soul and was written with only feeling and nothing else, it is a whole different matter to expose your soul on stage. It’s one thing to read it, which is already a big part of me, but it’s quite another thing to SAY it and let those emotions come out.
My poem had a sad undertone, and that is how I presented it. I envisioned the person who had inspired me to write it and my heart filled with sadness. Then I started reading.
Here’s the video 🙂 If you like it, leave me a “thumbs up” on YouTube and/or a comment. Remember, don’t be too harsh, it’s my first time, OK 😉 I will definitely do it again and, hopefully, when I gain more experience, I’ll perform my future poetry with more raw emotion.
But, hey, wait a minute, I nearly forgot to tell you that I got second place in this poetry slam! So, that’s pretty good for my first time, right? Anyway, I didn’t really participate to win. I did it to overcome my fear of exposing my most inner self on stage and to share the message of my poem. But achieving second place is still awesome! I’m rather proud of myself 🙂
The text is in my previous post La Ultima Vez, if you’d like to have a look at it. I wrote it in Spanish and English. The video has Spanish and English subtitles.
OK, here I go 🙂