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

Poetry collaboration_Implore_Artwork by Lauren

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.

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31 thoughts on “Spoken Word Poetry Collaboration: Implore – by Lauren M. Hancock and Navin Manik”

    1. Thank you very much, David…Lauren & I wrote this piece impromptu…we decided to do a spoken word…recorded the voice & violin…stitched everything together om this form 😊✨❤️💫

  1. This is incredibly beautiful collaboration, flawless flow. The painting evokes the experience of the poem – as if painting so many lines recited in color. The word choices are brilliant –

    “When I dance on my feet
    My ground is change”

    “The light has shades
    The dark isn’t just pain”

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

    These felt so amazing to read!

    The entire poem conveys such conviction of beauty and grace of life in all shades.

    1. Such beautiful, wonderful, heartfelt, magnificent words from you…Delighted & honoured that you liked the writing & the flow of this poem…the collaboration…I’m deeply touched you must know…. my utmost gratitude to you 🙏✨🤍💫

    1. Thank you very much for your lovely words, dearest Jeff….you’re always there with your beautiful support…that means a lot to me 🙏✨❤️💫🤗🥰🌟

    1. I’m glad to read your lovely words, Shruthi…thank you very much for liking the poem & the spoken word…the artwork plus the violin track by Lauren 💫

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