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The breath in my lungs
The ventricles in which my blood runs
The oak tree where my forefather was once hung
Music & Poetry
The epitome of each one teach one
Cause you hear the message in the song & poem and pass it on
On & on the words replay in your head ’til they become embedded in your mind
Music & Poetry
Is you and I
You and I the descendants of African drum makers
And marimba players
Believers who climbed mountain tops just so God could hear their prayers clearer
Poets who needed no pen to sword open the attentive ears of the village people
This music & poetry
Makes it easier for us to see ourselves as equal
And that’s why evil forces describe our verbal revolts as lethal
We write music & poetry that seeks to ignite and excite the seat of your consciousness
Music & Poetry
That teaches you how to be humble & truthful
Instead of spiteful & obnoxious
How not to react to situations but instead respond to
See, the poetry within the music paints vivid pictures
Of how life was, is, could & should be
We verbally crack open
Young & fertile minds in order to plant seeds
Of vocab & grammar that command one to read
Hoping that the listener carries these words home
And takes heed
These words are free meant to free the un-free
And as much as I write to set my mind free
Music & Poetry is how I let my soul bleed

Dumisani Slinger

Featured Poem:

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Hardships cause hard dicks
To forcefully rob
Kitty shops
Hip Hop
Untold
Kept in the under fold
of society
truth music not always seen in most who claim sobriety
Silly slimy’s
Guzzling blood in dark dingy spots
Thickening the plot
Set to unfold
In front of the eyes of those who watch Behold!
Devilish manner manifested
Criminally susceptible
And thus constantly suspected, Grandchildren of the world’s civilizers truly cursed for doom
Many attempts to extinguish them
But none of them have succeeded
Now my nations politrickas adamant in their pursuit in self-rich-ening, Relinquish the peoples rights to Godly basic rights meant for all
Rebellion is now the trendy slang term that peppers the youths tongue & SOON!
Just as those who walked upon the same thorns
The current generation shall rebel & overcome
The earth’s tremor shall not seize until the weak & innocent have won back every inch of they’re 100 acres of land A bellyful of minerals
We want back the resources that provoked your lust
for greed and made u haunt us intellectually rape & forced us
to kitchen girl & garden boy your in securities
Properly mother your infants
soon to be hard faced rulers & thorough upholders of this perpetuated spiritual coma
Luciferian dogma
I hold ma
Eyes closed shut as I cannot bare to witness my Ethiopian kindred
turn into wicked spirits
Who walk not the narrow route in pursuit of food, clothes & shelter
But j-walk the wide road searching for fast food, booze & lots of cleavage
If we are indeed created in his image then I say God is dark skinned, poor & rough edged

dumisani

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Biography

Dumisani Slinger is a spoken word artist, writer and performer who hails from the dusty streets of KwaZakhele, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

His love for all things poetic stemmed from his passion for hip-hop. A friend introduced him to the world of poetry & he hasn’t looked back since.

His ferocious delivery and clever wordplay draw the audience in as he continuously drops hard facts on topics ranging from socio-political issues right down to the struggle to know thy self. Like many a writer, his poetry is sometimes inspired by the literature he consumes and also by the toil of life.

He has performed on various stages and platforms in and around PE and has even made an appearance on BayTV. The highlight of his journey in poetry came in 2012 when he was chosen, along with 3 other poets, to facilitate a workshop on Poetry & Creative Writing, which was held at the Red Location Museum during National Book Week.

Using the power of the spoken word, the young man aims to inform, inspire & change perceptions.

Dumisani Slinger

dumisani
dumisani

Biography

Dumisani Slinger is a spoken word artist, writer and performer who hails from the dusty streets of KwaZakhele, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

His love for all things poetic stemmed from his passion for hip-hop. A friend introduced him to the world of poetry & he hasn’t looked back since.

His ferocious delivery and clever wordplay draw the audience in as he continuously drops hard facts on topics ranging from socio-political issues right down to the struggle to know thy self. Like many a writer, his poetry is sometimes inspired by the literature he consumes and also by the toil of life.

He has performed on various stages and platforms in and around PE and has even made an appearance on BayTV. The highlight of his journey in poetry came in 2012 when he was chosen, along with 3 other poets, to facilitate a workshop on Poetry & Creative Writing, which was held at the Red Location Museum during National Book Week.

Using the power of the spoken word, the young man aims to inform, inspire & change perceptions.

Music & Poetry

Enlarge poem

The breath in my lungs
The ventricles in which my blood runs
The oak tree where my forefather was once hung
Music & Poetry
The epitome of each one teach one
Cause you hear the message in the song & poem and pass it on
On & on the words replay in your head ’til they become embedded in your mind
Music & Poetry
Is you and I
You and I the descendants of African drum makers
And marimba players
Believers who climbed mountain tops just so God could hear their prayers clearer
Poets who needed no pen to sword open the attentive ears of the village people
This music & poetry
Makes it easier for us to see ourselves as equal
And that’s why evil forces describe our verbal revolts as lethal
We write music & poetry that seeks to ignite and excite the seat of your consciousness
Music & Poetry
That teaches you how to be humble & truthful
Instead of spiteful & obnoxious
How not to react to situations but instead respond to
See, the poetry within the music paints vivid pictures
Of how life was, is, could & should be
We verbally crack open
Young & fertile minds in order to plant seeds
Of vocab & grammar that command one to read
Hoping that the listener carries these words home
And takes heed
These words are free meant to free the un-free
And as much as I write to set my mind free
Music & Poetry is how I let my soul bleed

Featured Poem:

Untitled

Enlarge poem

Hardships cause hard dicks
To forcefully rob
Kitty shops
Hip Hop
Untold
Kept in the under fold
of society
truth music not always seen in most who claim sobriety
Silly slimy’s
Guzzling blood in dark dingy spots
Thickening the plot
Set to unfold
In front of the eyes of those who watch Behold!
Devilish manner manifested
Criminally susceptible
And thus constantly suspected, Grandchildren of the world’s civilizers truly cursed for doom
Many attempts to extinguish them
But none of them have succeeded
Now my nations politrickas adamant in their pursuit in self-rich-ening, Relinquish the peoples rights to Godly basic rights meant for all
Rebellion is now the trendy slang term that peppers the youths tongue & SOON!
Just as those who walked upon the same thorns
The current generation shall rebel & overcome
The earth’s tremor shall not seize until the weak & innocent have won back every inch of they’re 100 acres of land A bellyful of minerals
We want back the resources that provoked your lust
for greed and made u haunt us intellectually rape & forced us
to kitchen girl & garden boy your in securities
Properly mother your infants
soon to be hard faced rulers & thorough upholders of this perpetuated spiritual coma
Luciferian dogma
I hold ma
Eyes closed shut as I cannot bare to witness my Ethiopian kindred
turn into wicked spirits
Who walk not the narrow route in pursuit of food, clothes & shelter
But j-walk the wide road searching for fast food, booze & lots of cleavage
If we are indeed created in his image then I say God is dark skinned, poor & rough edged

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (2)
  • Pride (3)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (1)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (6)
  • Reflection (0)
  • Captivation (3)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (2)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (2)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

Music & Poetry

Enlarge poem

The breath in my lungs
The ventricles in which my blood runs
The oak tree where my forefather was once hung
Music & Poetry
The epitome of each one teach one
Cause you hear the message in the song & poem and pass it on
On & on the words replay in your head ’til they become embedded in your mind
Music & Poetry
Is you and I
You and I the descendants of African drum makers
And marimba players
Believers who climbed mountain tops just so God could hear their prayers clearer
Poets who needed no pen to sword open the attentive ears of the village people
This music & poetry
Makes it easier for us to see ourselves as equal
And that’s why evil forces describe our verbal revolts as lethal
We write music & poetry that seeks to ignite and excite the seat of your consciousness
Music & Poetry
That teaches you how to be humble & truthful
Instead of spiteful & obnoxious
How not to react to situations but instead respond to
See, the poetry within the music paints vivid pictures
Of how life was, is, could & should be
We verbally crack open
Young & fertile minds in order to plant seeds
Of vocab & grammar that command one to read
Hoping that the listener carries these words home
And takes heed
These words are free meant to free the un-free
And as much as I write to set my mind free
Music & Poetry is how I let my soul bleed

Comments

Your email address will not be published.