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Short Slam

Slam is the creative expression of oppression 
thoughts gathered from anguish and depression 

energy being conveyed through words 
so that the human being may be heard 

the release of energy in an unorthodox way 
slam expresses what the soul cant say 

the problem with slam is that many times it points a finger 
and negative thoughts should have been left to linger 

the cycle of energy that slam evokes 
is sometimes a cycle that is slammed down our throats 

if words could be swallowed then slam would be it 
and if poetry flowed like water slam would be thick 

this is my very first slam and im "proud" of it
because this slam is expressing how slam doesnt fit :)

...........i feel like  slam in my opinion releases a deceptive energy back into the world a false sense of love i feel like slam induces guilt and fear. but of course what do i know im just a human

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  1. Date: 5/21/2012 7:54:00 PM
    Uh oh, a new word for me and so well described in this verse. I think it can be applied in many places today but best of all "goveernment". We do it so well! :)

  1. Date: 1/7/2012 6:03:00 PM
    That's why they call me J Slam, but I'm no Popye guy, but I am what I yam. If slam poetry is done with honesty it can be worth all the drama. For instance, I would much rather teens be doing slam poetry than pulling guns on each other. Good stuff John.

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 11:36:00 PM
    I very seldom enjoy Slam, John. But this is enjoyable as it kinda slams, slam...negative personal kind. I don't mind slamming a politician that's the opposite of what he promised to be... does this make any sense at all? Idk but that's just me. Good job with this, though! Love, annalise

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    Date: 1/7/2012 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry