Patchwork Relationship: Performance Poetry

I performed last night at the iBar ‘Words tell Stories’ Open Mic organised by Rochelle. Since Rochelle was the one to introduce me to Spoken Word/Performance Poetry, I feel like I should push my boundaries constantly and present her with my best efforts.

My first real performance piece was at her first event where I did ‘Paper Plane’, a piece about letting go and finding your own peace. Last month, at her second event, I took my audience along on a first date with ‘The Dating Thing’. It was a story of wide-eyed hope and falling in love.

This time, I delved into the bittersweet realities that underlined my later relationships. By a certain age, everyone comes with baggage and falling in love is a different experience from when your hearts were clean slates. It was also my first attempt at moving away from the purely conversational and into more formal poetic structures. Here is the piece (with apologies for the poor video quality — this was shot on a mobile phone in a very dark bar).

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*Also published on The Idea-smithy.

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