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Poetry Slam

by Kire Sdyor (writer), New Shinar, May 10, 2012

Credit: Kire Sdyor
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Recently I had the opportunity to two great things simultaneously.

One was read a few of my poems in a public setting, something I have had little practice in. The other thing I got to do, which I have had loads of practice, is irritate my wife Ann. I can't remember if I told her we were going out for dinner or if it was a wine tasting but wasn't she surprised. Our youngest children wanted me to read the poems to them before we left for the night. I obliged. I should know better. I wonder where they get it from?

Dad: "I was six years old. Very... James you asked me to do this. Why are you playing Tomb Runner while I'm reading this?"

James (Age 9): "I'm not. It's Fruit Ninja. I'll stop and listen."

Dad: "Very much a child. Being..."

James: "Zzzzzzzzzzzzz"

Dad: "Would you stop."

James: "When do you get to the part when I can snap my fingers and say 'Yeah Daddy-O'?"

Dad: "It's not that kind of poetry."

Olympia (Age 13): "Instead at the end we give him the 'Two Snaps, Golf Clap'.

Dad: "Can I go back to this please?"

Olympia: "Go for it. We are all ears."

Dad: "Being mischievous. Running... Your texting?"

Olympia: "I was telling Sarah that I couldn't talk to her right now I was busy."

James: "You need to be prepared for this stuff when performing in public. We haven't even started heckling you yet."

Dad: "How pray tell do you know about performing?"

James: "My whole life is a public performance."



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Kire Sdyor is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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By D. Sager on May 12, 2012 at 12:02 am

Poets need thick skin, reading your poetry publicly requires divine grace. After I throttled one heckler and threw my beer bottle at another, I realized that I was taking "slam" poetry to another level...needless to say, I prefer the insulation of the net, that way no one gets hurt, physically hurt that is...great job, you made me laugh.

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