If you think poetry is all about rhyming the words at the end, you are deeply mistaken. It has an incredible amount of depth in it which needs to be felt. And this brings us to ‘Spoken Word Poetry’ or ‘Slam Poetry’ as we call it, which has been a trend in today’s world.
Slam poetry can be sad, funny, joyful, serious, even a little bit weird or silly, but always unique in their own different way. It tells us a story, which needs to be performed while you speak with the verses you have formed.
While there have been a plethora of extraordinary slam poets revealing their thoughts, here is a one by Reece Burrows Lyons, a transgender woman, which you cannot miss.
Reece’s poetry is a beautiful description of the existing homophobia in this world and also how the society tends to frame the identity of a woman in preconceived notions and expectations.
She throws light on her daily struggle as a transwoman and slams the stereotypes about how a woman must look, dress or sound.
Ending the poem on an emotional note, she asks the world to look beyond their own expectations. She urges the world to treat every woman equally and accept them with their choices.
Watch the video here:
"I am a woman. And I have a penis."Young trans poet Reece Burrows Lyons performed this electric poem at the Roundhouse's poetry grand slam final last week.https://trib.al/rrx24NY
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We sincerely hope this poem successfully brings about a change in today’s world, be it even a little. It’s high time, transgenders get the equal respect they deserve for they are nothing but human beings like us. More power to you, Reece!