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

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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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Spoken Word – From Nothingness to Emptiness

I’m walking on this path where the scene is changing constantly or at least, this is how it appears

I pierce the pillars of ice, fire, storm, rocks, rain, brain, waves, wires, pliers, rhythm, blues & nothing

I’m cold, hot, freezing, burning, humid, sensitive, sensible, lonely, connected, sage, insane, rough, fine, pain, joy & nothing

That nothing is everything when I sense this empty field with my closed eyes & when I sea it with the eyes opened

So often I’m calmly, mindfully, open heartedly surrounded by the surrendering & nurturing nature herbs of this supernatural Universe

Acceptance plays an important role in order to roll forward towards the highest order, which is unconditional love for myself & for the different reflections of me in the form of other human beings in my life that I see in the mirror of my I

High I am not at this or any other point of time where I type systematically the stereotyped lines that might act as the synthetic steroid to my ego muscle that proclaims that I’m the shine of the divine

The sign that I’m trying to light by switching the noise of high screams with the sensitive sound of sighs is to reveal that my ground could be the breathtaking landscape but it could also be the heartbreaking landslide

But to hide in the depths or the heights of the tides is not me & my type even when I can’t subside my pain side that I tend to subconsciously subscribe coz I’m not always able to be in oneness with nothingness

Needless to point this attention at the pointed needle which at times is ready to prick my demons stored in my cloud brain, that are kinda ready to devour every single vowel to break the meaningful words into meaningless carnage

The damage they cause in that coarse course is colossal that it’s close to irreparable but I still prepare myself by prepaying the cost of the vibrational effect from my different reflections by catching my own breath, which in reality is to reconnect with my senses to reset & dissolve my scene in the very present but perhaps it’s already too late coz I feel that I’m sitting with nothing but emptiness

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©2022 Navin’s Poetry, Photo & Video. All rights reserved.
Music created in GarageBand.

Spoken Word – This Feeling

The feeling to feel your presence right by my side
The feeling when you look at me with your oceanic eyes
The feeling when you speak to me with your magical voice
The feeling to kiss your soft lips makes me to sigh
The feeling to touch your body creates the pure fire
The feeling to come closer to you when I hold you tight
The feeling to be with you is to live the you in the I
The feeling to simply melt with you under the beautiful sky
This feeling is streaming on my fluid screen, where you are the shine
This feeling isn’t some daydreaming, it’s the way I see You & I

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Photo taken by myself. Music created in GarageBand.

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Spoken Word – Transcendental

My new poem along with the spoken word.

The eyes so magical
The voice so beautiful
The flow so natural
The presence so powerful

The moment I saw you
There were some vibrations
That instant connection
Without any communication

It’s not just an illusion
When unexpected is the vision
Sometimes things simply happen
When energy is transcendental

We know change is the only constant
It’s the choice of the very conscious
It’s the glance of the soul so formless
It’s the shine of your love in silence

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Photo taken by myself. Music created in GarageBand.

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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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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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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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.

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@laurenm.hancock

@navinspoetry_

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