This is my favorite poem from this year's National Poetry Slam in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Oh, and in case you wanted to know how my team did.
We placed in the Top 20 teams in the Nation!
Empire MindState Slam Team (I.E. Slam Team)
Also, our Youth Team got 17th Place at this year's Brave New Voices in Chicago.
if you live in my region and may wanna go to next year's National Poetry Slam and wanna compete,
you can find our Slam schedule @ www.lionlikemindstate.com
here are some pictures of my damn Handsome team!
we had practice on the beach
then we (they) but we took the stage and did what we weren't supposed to...
WE FUKKED SHYT UP!
And our Lady, Treesje was killing it...unfortunately...not footage was caught of the Hurricane Powers
and then Rudy Francisco happened. (He had been happening for years..but then he happened) San Diego Slam Team and the Pride of not only the I.E. but all of Southern Cali. Look him up
This is what a Poet's Title looks like...actually, this is the Trophy
But my Trophy was these. This Team of ROOKIES (1st Time at Nationals) and the 1st Team EVER raised up out of the Inland Empire. "Prove I.E." Indeed we proved the I.E. and made it all the way to Semi-Finals.
It was wild, stressful, expensive and beautiful.