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Def Poetry Jam presents... Mos Def 'Langston Hughes Intro.'

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Reply arthur l seymour
2:01 PM on December 9, 2011 
Hi, my name is Arthur L. Seymour. I live in the Bahamas, I'm looking for any performance, stand up
poetry gig even if there is no payment involved I would like to
display my talents. I have been performing my act in the Bahamas for
over 4 years. We don't have a vehicle for poetry in the Bahamas so my
talent is wasting. I need an audition and chance to show what I'm
about even if there is no money involved. YOU WON"T REGRET IT, they
call me the Bahamian Tyler Perry because of my style. I have a variety
of poems, I sent a few of my stuff for your viewing pleasure but
that's just the tip of the iceberg. This is my calling, I can write a
piece in a day, shoot, edit and film. If you don't think I'm unique
please ignore my email, if you do please provide a way for me to
showcase what I'm about.

Below are a few of my Poems in video and written form

Man - (Comedy/Biblical) - http://youtu.be/jg9hVLMLYeY - MOST POPULAR
Fish - (Comedy) - http://youtu.be/M8ltKVlALfk
Last Round - (Comedy) - http://youtu.be/RmBKMzmGm2M
Tree - (Inspirational) - http://youtu.be/0kNYqKWTLrs
Church - (Controversial) - http://youtu.be/XT_BoYC68pE
My Brew - (Comedy) - http://youtu.be/A80rb_fYaJc
Closet - (Food For Thought) - http://youtu.be/SfhdnDhb2WA
Crime - (Food For Thought) - http://youtu.be/9za8oVOHpHI
Blind - (Food For Thought/Comedy) - http://youtu.be/3aCmIftdbtI
Signs - (Food For Thought) - http://youtu.be/W_KAC7RwV_8
Broken - (Food For Thought)- http://youtu.be/P7tWZpW3f24
Haunted - (Food For Thought) - http://youtu.be/v5fo1jAaJxw
Outside - (Food for Thought) - http://youtu.be/aHOTD-YdfSo
Behind The Door - (Comedy) - http://youtu.be/So6AvmL24o4
Little Seed - (Inspirational) - http://youtu.be/mXTRP7ZT3xs
Kid - (Controversial/Inspirational) - http://youtu.be/iiueJ74Lzu8 - Child Abuse


If I was to climb the tree,
will you be there to help me?
Tell me before I begin
to reach out and grab a limb.
Will you assist me to get on track,
would you even let me on your back.
Will you stand and watch me as I crawl
up the tree to pick for all.
will you direct my path up to the sun
so I could grab the biggest one.
Tell me that you'll be outside
waiting for me with a bag.
Well, will we stilll be together
to eat the fruits of our labour?
Or will you up and disappear
as soon as you get your share.
I want to know you'll be around
waiting for me to come down.
But what interest me most of all
is will you catch me if I fall?


I am lost and on my own
Disconnected I stand alone
A fragment of what was before
Severed and joined as one no more
The missing piece has been and gone
Detached from where it should belong
Separated, dichotomized
From what it previously occupied
I'm now a part of something new
And I can't be fixed with crazy glue.
The sharp jagged edges mean a lot
hurts deeper than a paper-cut
Desolate I roam the land
Like broken glass tossed on the sand.
Segregated, there I lie
Like pointy splinters cast aside.
Disengaged so many years,
Holding on to shattered tears.
Torn apart, I've learned to blend in
To what are now my surroundings.
Divided, I long for the days of old.
And to what made this broken man,


I swear I have seen a ghost.
"It" was the one I loved the most.
Appearing after all this time,
just so "It" could haunt my mind.
Why is "It" horrifying me
still remains a mystery.
When I thought I paid my dues,
"It" scared me out off my shoes.
Go away, that's what I prayed
because "It" made me afraid
Terrified to ask "It" why
it wouldn't go away and die.
I thought that "It" would've stayed
locked inside a hollow grave.
covered with petals and stems,
never to be seen again.
Now that my life is back on track,
"It's" giving me a heart attack.
I was so startled I began to melt.
"It" already made "its" presence felt.
If you need a description,
"It" to me is an addiction.
Returning after all this time,
reincarnated to haunt my mind.