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Use Your Experience

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Use your experience and get stronger
Don’t sit around
In regret any longer
Be careful
How you use your anger
Let not the pain
Make you bitter just better
System set a way sometime
Make youths feel they
Have to go do crime
Leaving their dreams
And true purpose behind
Persistent,
But still they can’t find
Just exploitation
They don’t see the sign
Seek in your heart
Follow your own mind
Do what you love
You get rewards in time

Use your experience and get stronger
Don’t sit around
In regret any longer
Be careful
How you use your anger
Let not the pain
Make you bitter just better

Do you feel like
You getting a fight
Yet you know that
You doing right
Is someone trying
To hold you down for spite
Yet you know that
You doing right
Well the almighty put
Your purpose in site
Then he will give you
The strength and the might
You will have to learn
From a drop or a flight
& remember
Success don’t come overnight

Failure a natural part of success17
You have to make mistake
Before you learn to be your best
Who don’t make mistake
Try nothing new yet
And mostly live
Their whole life in regret
Aim low, reach it
Success them forget
Limit not yourself
Just work and go on sweat
The seeds that you sow
What grow you will get
And the rain going to fall
Until you get wet
Use your experience and get stronger
Don’t sit around
In regret any longer
Be careful
How you use your anger
Let not the pain
Make you bitter just better

Charlie Bobus

Featured Poem:

Change

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Change the way you do things
Change the way you think
Change some of your acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlights the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive
Rept.

Things me say real
Not imaginative
Things me say true
Me nah tell you no negative
Most people love receive
Yet still dem don’t love to give
Tell you all the reasons
You can’t reach your goals and objectives
Dem highlighting the obstacles
Sidestepping the positive
Aim for what we want in life
We check the way how we a live
A music a we career
We deal with it progressive
Ghetto youths you can make it in life
Just always think constructive

Change the way you do things
Change the way you think
Change some of your acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlight the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive

Talk bout where we going
Where we want to reach in life
Some will tell you, “we can’t make it”
Come with argument and strife
A youth with perseverance
Mi know me will survive
you sit and wait on opportunity
It may not arrive
if you sit and wait on opportunity
It may not arrive
you’re in the passenger seat of your life
Better you drive
Some times me miss me mother
Me wish she was alive
On my own things are different
That me get fi realize

But me Change the way me do things
Change the way me think
Change some of me acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlight the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive

Change the way you do things
Change the way you think
Change some of your acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlight the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive

We talk bout where we going
We have fi remember where we been
Remember all we hardships
And all we suffering
Remember before mama die
We saw her struggling
After my mother died
It took a while to take it in
Change the way you do things
Do some thinking
Ghetto youths we know
We not sinking

Change the way you do things
Change the way you think
Change some of your acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlight the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive

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Biography

Charlie Bobus takes performance poetry to a new level, he has been described as being “the hardest working Dub Poet” and sheds a positive light on the Roots Reggae music scene. Bringing a new genre of poetry called Motivational Dub Poetry to the world.

From Grantspen Kingston Jamaica, this poet, left 8 years of office experience behind and now plays the role of activist, producer, publisher, events coordinator, actor, workshop facilitator, and motivational speaker for over a decade and as been bringing a positive and welcome change to the dub poetry industry in Jamaica. Doing all the projects required to bring dub poetry to its rightful international status Charlie Bobus keeps events, publishes books, produces CDs and videos and runs workshops across Jamaica the Caribbean and Canada. Described as being a “cut between Motivational speaker and a Bob Marley” with “a unique style of his own”; “hailed as the leading Dub poet of this new generation”, Charlie Bobus‘s original Dub Poetry combines with any rhythm crossing genres to embrace Reggae, Hip Hop, R&B, African Roots, Rock and souls influences which enhance the motivational themes of his poetry.

With extensive experience on the stage show and live poetry gig circuit, and keeping some of the major poetry events that keep the poetry scene alive in Jamaica, Charlie Bobus in 2007 released his Creative Energy Collection – Book, single & Video, and recently launched his first Dub Poetry Album in 2011 at Lula Lounge in Toronto Canada which is a selection from his wide repertoire. Creative Energy solidified his presence and made an official Charlie Bobus imprint into the wider public arena and music industry. With its unique new Poetic style, Motivational dub poetry mixed with Roots Reggae and Culture, the Charlie Bobus sound is versatile, well crafted, positive, motivational, and healing!

Charlie Bobus has been featured on BET performing on Spring Break 2009, Opened for Roots Underground in the Jungle, opening for I Octane My life tour in Canada Shared Stage with yellow Man and appeared @ Sunset on the beach in Negril, Sting, Capleton’s St. Mary Mi Come From and a number of large scale reggae concerts. Featured on BETJ word sound Power performing and doing an interview and Creative Energy and was a featured track on a compilation CD Word Sound Power Volume 1 which contained audio from the BETJ series. The rhythm Creative Energy produced by Inspirator international was also used as a sound track for When Walls Talk a featured program with sizzla on BETJ. Bobus sees dub poetry as a way to empower minds and uplift youths and works for the betterment of mankind. In this way, he believes that Motivational Dub poetry can empower people’s mind and become a valuable medium for change.

In recent years Charlie Bobus has impacted on regional festivals (Graduating from the Internationally acclaimed Calabash Poetry Festival Workshop scholarship), performing island wide in high profile Corporate Arenas, clubs, Hotels, appearing in music videos recently featuring as lead actor in Mr. Vegas – I am Blessed and plays and conducting countless Social Campaigns in Jamaica and abroad including running workshops and representing Jamaica in Canada as an ambassador for Dub Poetry at the Fall 2007 International Dub Poetry Festival in Hamilton, Canada.

Charlie Bobus

Biography

Charlie Bobus takes performance poetry to a new level, he has been described as being “the hardest working Dub Poet” and sheds a positive light on the Roots Reggae music scene. Bringing a new genre of poetry called Motivational Dub Poetry to the world.

From Grantspen Kingston Jamaica, this poet, left 8 years of office experience behind and now plays the role of activist, producer, publisher, events coordinator, actor, workshop facilitator, and motivational speaker for over a decade and as been bringing a positive and welcome change to the dub poetry industry in Jamaica. Doing all the projects required to bring dub poetry to its rightful international status Charlie Bobus keeps events, publishes books, produces CDs and videos and runs workshops across Jamaica the Caribbean and Canada. Described as being a “cut between Motivational speaker and a Bob Marley” with “a unique style of his own”; “hailed as the leading Dub poet of this new generation”, Charlie Bobus‘s original Dub Poetry combines with any rhythm crossing genres to embrace Reggae, Hip Hop, R&B, African Roots, Rock and souls influences which enhance the motivational themes of his poetry.

With extensive experience on the stage show and live poetry gig circuit, and keeping some of the major poetry events that keep the poetry scene alive in Jamaica, Charlie Bobus in 2007 released his Creative Energy Collection – Book, single & Video, and recently launched his first Dub Poetry Album in 2011 at Lula Lounge in Toronto Canada which is a selection from his wide repertoire. Creative Energy solidified his presence and made an official Charlie Bobus imprint into the wider public arena and music industry. With its unique new Poetic style, Motivational dub poetry mixed with Roots Reggae and Culture, the Charlie Bobus sound is versatile, well crafted, positive, motivational, and healing!

Charlie Bobus has been featured on BET performing on Spring Break 2009, Opened for Roots Underground in the Jungle, opening for I Octane My life tour in Canada Shared Stage with yellow Man and appeared @ Sunset on the beach in Negril, Sting, Capleton’s St. Mary Mi Come From and a number of large scale reggae concerts. Featured on BETJ word sound Power performing and doing an interview and Creative Energy and was a featured track on a compilation CD Word Sound Power Volume 1 which contained audio from the BETJ series. The rhythm Creative Energy produced by Inspirator international was also used as a sound track for When Walls Talk a featured program with sizzla on BETJ. Bobus sees dub poetry as a way to empower minds and uplift youths and works for the betterment of mankind. In this way, he believes that Motivational Dub poetry can empower people’s mind and become a valuable medium for change.

In recent years Charlie Bobus has impacted on regional festivals (Graduating from the Internationally acclaimed Calabash Poetry Festival Workshop scholarship), performing island wide in high profile Corporate Arenas, clubs, Hotels, appearing in music videos recently featuring as lead actor in Mr. Vegas – I am Blessed and plays and conducting countless Social Campaigns in Jamaica and abroad including running workshops and representing Jamaica in Canada as an ambassador for Dub Poetry at the Fall 2007 International Dub Poetry Festival in Hamilton, Canada.

Use Your Experience

Enlarge poem

Use your experience and get stronger
Don’t sit around
In regret any longer
Be careful
How you use your anger
Let not the pain
Make you bitter just better
System set a way sometime
Make youths feel they
Have to go do crime
Leaving their dreams
And true purpose behind
Persistent,
But still they can’t find
Just exploitation
They don’t see the sign
Seek in your heart
Follow your own mind
Do what you love
You get rewards in time

Use your experience and get stronger
Don’t sit around
In regret any longer
Be careful
How you use your anger
Let not the pain
Make you bitter just better

Do you feel like
You getting a fight
Yet you know that
You doing right
Is someone trying
To hold you down for spite
Yet you know that
You doing right
Well the almighty put
Your purpose in site
Then he will give you
The strength and the might
You will have to learn
From a drop or a flight
& remember
Success don’t come overnight

Failure a natural part of success17
You have to make mistake
Before you learn to be your best
Who don’t make mistake
Try nothing new yet
And mostly live
Their whole life in regret
Aim low, reach it
Success them forget
Limit not yourself
Just work and go on sweat
The seeds that you sow
What grow you will get
And the rain going to fall
Until you get wet
Use your experience and get stronger
Don’t sit around
In regret any longer
Be careful
How you use your anger
Let not the pain
Make you bitter just better

Featured Poem:

Change

Enlarge poem

Change the way you do things
Change the way you think
Change some of your acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlights the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive
Rept.

Things me say real
Not imaginative
Things me say true
Me nah tell you no negative
Most people love receive
Yet still dem don’t love to give
Tell you all the reasons
You can’t reach your goals and objectives
Dem highlighting the obstacles
Sidestepping the positive
Aim for what we want in life
We check the way how we a live
A music a we career
We deal with it progressive
Ghetto youths you can make it in life
Just always think constructive

Change the way you do things
Change the way you think
Change some of your acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlight the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive

Talk bout where we going
Where we want to reach in life
Some will tell you, “we can’t make it”
Come with argument and strife
A youth with perseverance
Mi know me will survive
you sit and wait on opportunity
It may not arrive
if you sit and wait on opportunity
It may not arrive
you’re in the passenger seat of your life
Better you drive
Some times me miss me mother
Me wish she was alive
On my own things are different
That me get fi realize

But me Change the way me do things
Change the way me think
Change some of me acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlight the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive

Change the way you do things
Change the way you think
Change some of your acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlight the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive

We talk bout where we going
We have fi remember where we been
Remember all we hardships
And all we suffering
Remember before mama die
We saw her struggling
After my mother died
It took a while to take it in
Change the way you do things
Do some thinking
Ghetto youths we know
We not sinking

Change the way you do things
Change the way you think
Change some of your acquaintances
And make some bigger links
Stop hanging around with people
Who highlight the negative
Can do anything in life
As long as you think positive

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (2)
  • Optimism (1)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (1)
  • Reflection (1)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (1)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (0)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (1)
  • Sadness (1)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Use Your Experience

Enlarge poem

Use your experience and get stronger
Don’t sit around
In regret any longer
Be careful
How you use your anger
Let not the pain
Make you bitter just better
System set a way sometime
Make youths feel they
Have to go do crime
Leaving their dreams
And true purpose behind
Persistent,
But still they can’t find
Just exploitation
They don’t see the sign
Seek in your heart
Follow your own mind
Do what you love
You get rewards in time

Use your experience and get stronger
Don’t sit around
In regret any longer
Be careful
How you use your anger
Let not the pain
Make you bitter just better

Do you feel like
You getting a fight
Yet you know that
You doing right
Is someone trying
To hold you down for spite
Yet you know that
You doing right
Well the almighty put
Your purpose in site
Then he will give you
The strength and the might
You will have to learn
From a drop or a flight
& remember
Success don’t come overnight

Failure a natural part of success17
You have to make mistake
Before you learn to be your best
Who don’t make mistake
Try nothing new yet
And mostly live
Their whole life in regret
Aim low, reach it
Success them forget
Limit not yourself
Just work and go on sweat
The seeds that you sow
What grow you will get
And the rain going to fall
Until you get wet
Use your experience and get stronger
Don’t sit around
In regret any longer
Be careful
How you use your anger
Let not the pain
Make you bitter just better

Comments

Your email address will not be published.