Spoken Word – The demons in me

You can find this poem in my book – Lightning Rhymes

The demons in me (edited version)

The demons in me
are screaming and dancing
making me restless

The demons in me
are whispering and laughing
making me nervous

The demons in me
are twisting and turning
not letting me breathe

The demons in me
are nesting inside me
trying to break me in pieces

The demons in me
are simply reflections
my own interpretations

The demons in me
I recognize them now
so I let them stay
without giving attention

The demons in me
are Control, Ego and Pain-body
nobody but me can set them free

The demons in me
wish to open my Heart
so I let my Self leave
to be the very Being


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Spoken Word – Oh dear Anxiety

Oh dear Anxiety

I hear this anxiety is escalating slowly on my top floor
While silence is hiding under the pillow from the screaming thoughts
Restlessness has started filling my rough surface with the titanium foam
I’m breathing heavily & shivering but it’s not coz it’s freezing cold
So I start kneading my feet against each other to feel the needed warmth
My body is gradually curling under the duvet in the consoling C form
Anxiety is shaking me with this weird feeling of being the immortal corpse

It’s exhausting & daunting to choose this path to be all alone
But my mind is fighting constantly while the heart has chosen to let it go
My fluid eyes are wired to this immersive scene where I lay on bed & freely float
I let anxiety travel inside of me without allowing it to absorb the shiny core
It’s pinpointing these tiny dots on its way to create a meaningful flow
This movement is painful but it’s better than to cage anxiety in the concealed box
So I’m mindfully reconnecting to the silence where there’s no need to speak anymore


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Spoken Word Videos

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Spoken Word – Inner Music

Music created in GarageBand

Inner Music

What does music mean to me?
What’s the rhythm & melody?
What’s the meaning of its lyrics?
What’s the depth & its beauty?

It’s like when the blood in my veins is playing the riffs
When the heart of mine is thundering drum beats
When the eyes of mine blink the hi-hat
When the brain of my self is synthesizing & compiling the different sounds

Silence is the lyrics that I write for this unique song
Deep voice I possess to sing my own lyrics
It’s blowing the self away & melting down the lead in me
It’s pushing me beyond my own untested & untrusted limits

Lightness & Darkness are the effects I use on my sound stage & screen
Connecting with my inner audience, which was once forgotten behind my scene
I’m lost in this divine music that unites me with the energy of the unseen
This is the salient sound of my inner music


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Do check out my Publications page.

You may also follow @navinspoetry_ on Instagram.


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Spoken Word – The Edge (republished)

I’m sharing my very first spoken word, that I posted on 10th December 2020 on my WordPress blog. I don’t know why I’m doing so all of a sudden but there could be several reasons – from reminiscence to reflection.

The Edge is a poem about my struggles during that time. On 7th November 2019 I was hit by brain hemorrhage on the right side. Over 1 year had passed by but it was definitely not easy for me to fully accept, understand & live with this new reality. The feeling of broken & repaired at the same time. It just didn’t affect me alone but my surroundings as well, including the family. I could see this struggle on my inner screen as flow of images. So I decided to write those images in the form of this freestyle poetry. These words became so intense, at least in my head, that I felt like recording it in my voice. I didn’t know how to create spoken word back then. I didn’t bother searching it either coz I wanted to create this spoken word immediately, with whatever technical knowledge / tools I had. So I recorded my voice on my phone, created a Powerpoint presentation on my laptop, played the voice recording on it, timed the PP slides to sync with my voice & capture this all as a video through a free screen recorder software. I’m presenting the same original spoken word to you all.

Please put sound on…

I sit sharp on the edge of my bench in the dark with a hatchet in my hand to break open my senses & to claim that my pain in the veins is not vain but insane

But I get so mad & a bit sad when I spread metal scraps on myself coz then I bleed the beads so discreet on my crease to decrease the misery

So I feel quite shaky as if my skin is so thin like a leaf & it starts to burn instantly to create the debris that comes out from the heat of the seed

I’m torn at my core that I feel this need to ease & burn my peace into pieces on the street that’s filled with so many deep & some holes unseen

So I scream in infinity with my fluctuating beat coz I can’t simply breathe & it seems I’m the beast hinged to the scene of the shattered dream

I relapse on my screen coz this all feel so diseased when I see this degree of release & then I step explicitly into the bed of fire to become the deceased

But then I focus on to drop my sores with the source of my scope in this hope that one day I’ll for sure end this whole to simply blow everything to the pure

To order my poetry collection – Lightning Rhymes, please click here.

I published my book on 7th November 2021 – exactly 2 years after the bleeding. It’s my second birth or perhaps the first real one.

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©2022 Navin’s Poetry, Photo & Video. All rights reserved.

Spoken Word – The Words I Spill

Dear all,
I’m sharing the spoken word of my poem – The Words I Spill

I hope you’d enjoy it…

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©2022 Navin’s Poetry. All rights reserved.
Photo taken by myself.
Music created in GarageBand.

Spoken Word – Slides

Dear all,

I’m sharing the spoken word of my poem – Slides…it’s a one take voice recording with zero rehearsal…I felt it right…right away…

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©2022 Navin’s Poetry. All rights reserved.
Photo taken by myself.
Music created in GarageBand.

Spoken Word: Darkness – The Intense Light

Dear all,

I’m posting spoken word of my old poem, which I recorded a couple of days back…it’s not a random pick…

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©2022 Navin’s Poetry. All rights reserved.

Spoken Word Poetry Collaboration: Implore – by Lauren M. Hancock and Navin Manik

Recently, I had this lovely opportunity to work with my dear friend, Lauren of Lauren M. Hancock Poetry and Prose, to write & record a piece together. Lauren is a poet, painter, violinist and above all, a wonderful, sweet & kind being. Please visit her blog, where you’ll find her heartfelt, soulful, raw poetry, prose & spoken word and her beautiful artwork. My gratitude to Lauren for reaching out to me, to make this happen.

Implore

The breaths I take
The steps I sway
When I dance on my feet
My ground is change

The heights I stare
The case is space
The light has shades
The dark isn’t just pain

I see the sane
When I saw the chain
I tear the deep
When I drop the waves

The colours I blend
The Universe I paint
The eyes then glare
The divine through pen

I expand upon
an inner sense
of personal justice
social soul well meant

I know I know
the ability for
personal growth

is well rooted deep within,
for every passing second
my efforts are tirelessly sown,

my chest expands
my heart, it flows
rich with breath, mighty effort
stallion-like strength –
continuous insistence,
and sound temperament.

our steps in time
pirouetting groundwork
yours and mine

our knowledge together
brought closely in life
we stare down the precipice
and soar, divine,

unknowingly yet aware
we become entwined
intent and more
this World we explore

for reaching our Universe’s heights
sights and sounds
enriching our abilities
our minds implore.

Violin track & artwork by Lauren and video & sound editing by myself.

You can also follow us on Instagram:

@laurenm.hancock

@navinspoetry_

©2021 Lauren M. Hancock Poetry and Prose & Navin’s Poetry. All rights reserved.

Fluid Lines, published at Spillwords

I’m honoured & delighted to announce that my poem, Fluid Lines is published on Spillwords.com. My gratitude to Director of Development (Editing Department) & the whole Spillwords’ team for reviewing & selecting my poem.

Here’s the link to read my poem on Spillwords.com

For this special occasion, I’ve created the Spoken Word of Fluid Lines

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© 2021 Navin’s Poetry. All rights reserved.

For more information, I encourage you to check the Home and About me pages.

Naked & Rough Skin, published at MasticadoresUSA & Spoken Word

Dear all,

I am delighted & honoured to announce that my latest poem, Naked & Rough Skin, is now available at MasticadoresUSA as well. My utmost gratitude to dear Gabriela Marie Milton, and the team at MasticadoresUSA for publishing this piece. This is the first time ever, I’ve submitted my poem to a literary journal.

Naked & Rough Skin

Please don’t breathe on me with ease
Coz I’m gonna freeze your breeze with my heat

You seem to see me as if I’m a treat
But I’m here to trick your deeds with chills of my screams….

Please read the full poem here. Thank you very much!

For this special occasion, I’ve created the Spoken Word of Naked & Rough Skin

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© 2021 Navin’s Poetry. All rights reserved.

For more information, I encourage you to check the Home and About me pages.