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Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Penning your own slam poetry isn't as difficult as it might seem. Follow these quick guidelines and you'll have a first draft in no time!

Want to create a truly memorable or powerful slam poem? There are various tricks that you can use to make your slam poem stand out from other spoken work poetry at a poetry slam. Read this cheat sheet to write your own slam poetry—and learn how to wow crowds.
  1.  Do Your Homework. To know what makes slam poetry effective, you need to see a lot of it performed. Attend a poetry slam at a local coffee shop or bookstore. If you can't find one, head to, type in "slam poetry videos" and you'll be amazed by the quantity, quality, and variety that you’ll find. Take notes on which slam poems you like best and why they made an impression.
  2. Choose a Topic. Identify an event, person, or issue that evokes a passion in you. It could be a trip that changed the way you look at life. Maybe you recently fell in love or went through a bad breakup. Or, perhaps you're determined to do whatever you can to fight animal cruelty. When you're fired up, emotions and words are more likely to flow out of you.
  3. Put Your Words on Paper. Use your five senses to create a first draft. Write down what you see, hear, taste, touch, and smell when you think about your topic. Details are key when it comes to painting a vivid picture through slam poetry, so always ask yourself: "could I be more specific?" For instance, instead of writing "I drank a glass of water," write "I sipped on an ice-cold glass of water with a pinch of lemon that was so tart, it made me cringe." Craft your words into short stanzas that lend themselves to a natural rhythm and feel free to use rhyme if you feel like it.
  4. Edit yourself. When editing, read your poem out loud. If you find yourself stumbling over certain lines that are clunky or too long, that's when you know that a section probably needs to be cut, changed, or moved. It may help to use an online thesaurus if you're looking for synonyms to replace certain words.
  5. Add a Little Drama. Remember, you're not just reading your poem out loud—you're performing! The goal is to get the audience to audibly react (i.e. laugh, cry, gasp, snap, clap, yell "yeah!") to increase your score. So look for ways to increase the drama. Are there moments where you can whisper or shout? Are there places where you can speed up or slow down? Can you throw in facial expressions or bodily movements to illustrate your main messages?
After you follow these five steps, rehearse your poem and then sign up for a local poetry slam! Note: Most slams do not require you to memorize your poem, but you might want to. When you don't have to hold a piece of paper, you can look directly at the audience and use your hands as tools during the performance, which will give you a competitive edge.

LET US PRAY by Sunsampaul Egwu

Let us pray
For our nation to have strong hold,
So the venoms of the chitinous wind won't splash on us,
And our lives won't be swept under the rug
Due to the sprayed 33 bullets reeling around us.
Let us pray
For the lives of our children
That have no one to care for them.
Most of them been swallowed by grotesque dust that romanced them,
Others went stupor with cholera.
Diseases are now clothes they wear,
Malaria now rhymes they hum.
And for our chibok girls Whom death is weeping for but afraid to grabbing.
More than 700 days we've not seen them,
Even though the sun pout her lip at them.
Let us pray
For our tertiary institutions
That have become a dungeon for students.
Cultists cutting our future leaders with Cutty.
Making them swim in excruciating pains
As they salivate the ornament of instant death
That finger her nose in front of them.
Let us pray for the heads of our nation.
That they will become good leaders not bad rulers,
So we won't sleep with one eye open,
And our tongues won't engage in combat with our teeth
Like one afraid of death when surrounded with dirt.
Let us pray
For those terrorists terrorizing our territories,
Making us foreigners in our own land.
As our heads are hung upside down
While we run from the catacomb that appear amidst us,
And the poisonous poison that are poisoning our surrounding
In disguise of boom boom sound
Splitting bodies to become dust.
Let us pray
For unity among us,
So there will be peace not piss.
And we can have justice not just tease
So there'd be no segregation,
No diversity, no hatred, no war;
So we all we live as one to make a better nation,
A better NIGERIA!
NB: Cutty is a slang in confraternity and among cultists that means a sharp cutlass that inflicts excruciating pains that lead to instant death while it cuts
‪#‎Sunsampaul‬ Egwu


Words they love to lambaste
So loud, like they're in fierce combat
They're of different gene
Behaving like they drank dry gin

Their hands they used to fall down the cloud
Calling strife while it cry out loud.
Bombarding blunders; their habits
Shooting anxiety like bandits

They were meant to be gentle
So they can both get the mantle
Here they are vomiting poisonous venom like viper
Their Spittles wipe away human's joy like wiper

Enough of the harsh word Timothy
Enough of the word wrestling Lilian
Live and relate as one
Leave to dine and wine
So you won't become swine but be fine

Anger won't do you good
Like you're in the hood
It will strangle you with sword
And fill your mind with negative words
So kill your anger
Before it kills you

Hug each other and ride
Murder your ego and pride
So you'll smile and be young
Before you get old from being angry

#Sunsampaul d Philosopher
10minutes poetry

DECENT SAINT by Sunsampaul Egwu

 My friend have you seen
The decent saint that was sent
To fill me with his accent.
His apparel Fashed on my eyes,
Everywhere was very bright,
Even when there was no light.

My soft tender lip cuddled,
My white shining teeth flooded.
With Spittles of fear and anxiety
My feet lodged in serenity.
Suddenly I heard him whispered,
His voice sounded like that of a leopard.

He said to me in solemn tone
To look up and see the moon,
Never to give up on any doom,
But to explore and boom.
So I got up instantly and zoom,
The sound so loud like that of a bull.

This decent saint caressed me with hope,
Cuddled me and removed the enemies' ropes.
The arena began to fade,
I thought that was how it was made;
He gave me a close gaze,
Yellow and red light shone on my face.
The next thing I saw was myself on a mirror

I'm a decent saint,
My sent accent
Is so innocent
Like that of a real saint.
No wonder you desired
To vent what you scent
Without my consent.

#Sunsampaul d Philosopher

LET THERE BE LIGHT by Sunsampaul Egwu

 If Darkness envelop you,
What would you do?
This darkness is very black,
It has showed us evil with its back,
It is a mighty tunnel
That looks like a funnel.

Light comes for good,
It should be in my hood.
Light brings peace not piss,
It speaks justice not just hiss.
The wind of light brightens darkness,
It overshadows its shadow.

Light is unique.
It has an unreadable ink,
Yet it shines when we wink;
Its reflection always blink.
Let there be light to fill our links,
To open the secret of those in secret sinks

Let's there be light
To unleash different whips;
To whip those executhieves
So they will weep while our weeping stop.
Let its brightness quench our mistiness,
And its rays heal our illness.

Darkness is for evil,light is for good.
No good man go for evil, no bad man go for good.
Light can not doff its hat for darkness, cos light symbolizes Christ.
Light is not meant for a fight, so hold your life tight.
So light will shine on it,
And there would be no night,when you say let there be light.

#Sunsampaul d Philosopher

HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Sunsampaul Egwu

Happy birthday to those foetuses,
Who overcome the struggles in the womb,
Yet not being laid in the tomb.
Whose destinies are filled with sagacity,
Whose futures are In perfect serenity.

Happy birthday those teens,
Who galloped into adulthood with their kin.
Luckily they survived yesteryears,
Joyfully they banged the drum of a new year;
As melodious songs smiled on their years

Happy birthday those writers,
Whose pen fight for justice.
Refusing to succumb to the sound of just ease,
Creating spaces for those in bondage,
Giving speeches to those in old age.
Budding muses for those budding writers,
That aspire to make their pens freedom fighters.

Happy birthday those young philosophers,
Whose prowesses made them problem solvers.
Unending their enthusiasms count;
Their sagacity have no word count.
Whose destinies are guided by God
That enables them break any evil pod.

Happy birthday to those poets,
Whose poems pass messages
To reach all edges,
Cleansing all evil deeds
That are having their breeds
In different beings.
Who seek perfect peace
Not those ones like chitinous piss;
Whose poems make them poets not pole-wets.

#Sunsampaul d Philosopher