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This is definitely a very powerful poem, and a bit of a different one then the poems I have been reading. The reason I say this is it seems to me most slam poems are just a bunch on metaphors and similes relating to more metaphors and similies. But this one is different. All of these are relating straight back to her life, and her experience through her years. One reason I love this poem is because she does go into such depth about each stage of her life, not just one little snippet and nothing else. She paints a picture in your mind, and makes sure you will remember it.
Of the intense, deeply emotional, powerfully delivered slam poetry I have came across on YouTube, I can honestly say that this the most sincerely impactful, unfaltering display of self-expressing experience and thoughts. It is unrelenting in its delivery as it steadily gathers speed and emotional weight, at times almost promoting her to falter, but she never does. It is not just the raw emotion that makes this poem impactful, it is how it is presented to the viewer, with immensely descriptive analogies and wording all delivered articulately and concisely.
The heartfelt and poignant nature of this poem induced very strong emotions. Although many slam poetry pieces talk about taboo subjects, "Suicide Note" really pushes the envelope. Through each line, you can sense the raw emotion that the poet is projecting.
Incredibly descriptive metaphors and analogies allows you to feel right beside her as she goes through the struggle of growing up constantly thinking about what others will think. She used immaculately placed parallelism, saying "Is this what it means to be a woman?" that really brought her words into focus. Her use of words, emphasis, and unfettered speech aggregated to create a beautifully crafted and stunningly powerful piece.
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I can't believe I have never heard this poem. It's powerful and emotional at the same time. It expresses her emotions in an incredibly moving way. I feel like so many girls could easily be able to relate to her. Everyone in there live has problems like this, they may not be exactly the same, but there similar, and in the way she says it. You can feel the real pain in her voice. The references she makes to beauty really make me rethink the world. My favorite part of it was "Is this what it means to be a woman?" Is it?
I really loved this poem, and it opened me up to the truth behind poetry--slam poetry in particular; it is a way of expressing your emotions with an addition of creativy. This particular slam poem was so powerful not because of the story but because of the emotion, raw truth, and revelation behind every line. It was delievered with such emphasis and care that you truly sympathized for the author, and how she was chasing herself all of her life. Not only was her life story told, but stated in such an engaging way that you almost felt like you took the journey with her.
This slam poem has now given me a defenite direction to follow when writing mine.
I first listened this poem at home because I saw it on the blog and it did not know what to think for I was awestruck. Then when we saw it in class I was amazed how it still moved my for the second time. What really got me was flow of the writing. All the words and lines seemed to flow together like a river going down the mountain. This really showed how much poetry is like song writing because at some points it sounded like she was singing and not talking just because of the words she spoke.
I am surprised that this poem is not more widely know it definatly deserves to be more of a renowned poem. It is also very powerful and suprising. When you first look at the title you think that it will be about an actual suicide note, but it is really about a metaphorical sulfide note. Lastly it take a completely different point of view than I thought that it would.
As Hayden menioned this is indeed an intese slam. In this Kali is talking about here struggles to find her identity and how her decisions have been steered by men and drugs. She asks about this repeatedly: "Is this what it means to be a women?" She then talks about how she has been "slowly killing herself" with these decisions, and in her last line she says she "just wants to be".
I found this poem hard to listen to. It is an amazing story and has an amazing idea about how much a women can be hurt by society. It is so great because you can see and hear her passion for what she is talking about. It is amazing that she shares this with us. I feel that the more they share the better the poem is. I think that the amount of time people spend worrying about life can be hidden and gone unnoticed. She bring that out and makes people feel better. She is very intense and emotional and she never lifts her foot off the gas until the end. She start out with a shock and ends with a line that talks about how her dad does not want to kiss her because of where her lips have been. It is a very good poem and has a great message to all.
This poem was awesome, it felt like Kali left everything on that stage and it made a great poem seem even greater. The similes and metaphors that she uses are great and I though that the part where she talks about her relationship with her father was so in depth. Overall I really liked this poem, in fact I think it may be one of my favorite slam poems.
Wow😯, that was a very powerful slam poem. She used many poetic techniques, such as specific imagery and she had repetition. I like the way she used fireflies, because it showed us listeners something we can put in are head, and imagine what it was like, rather than saying something vague. You could hear the passion when she spoke, and how sad the poem was. But when she was done, she was so happy. I loved this poem.
Damn. This is truly one of the most powerful slam poems I have ever experienced. The poet takes us on a journey through her entire life, explaining the changes and struggles that she experienced. it is a story of the hardships that many young women face and the confusion of trying do define who you are. The poet also uses incredibly good artistic and poetic technique. Her physical posture and rhythmic verbalization are excellent. It is not difficult to tell that she is a very passionate poet.
This women truly spoke from the heart and I empathized with her, because life isn't easy, and the more that life pulls down on you the more and more you feel trapped and overwhelmed until it's just gone, and nothing but death and destruction in your soul. She preached to people who have felt like they've hit the end of the road, but just know that there is still hope
This is a very deep and emotional poem about someone trying to find themself. This poem obviously had a lot of emotion and lots of poetic techniques and it was a very good poem. What I like most about the poem is that she is speaking from her heart, and acknowledging the mistakes she had made. My favorite line was when she said that she had been slowly killing herself since the age of thirteen, she was basically saying that the world has had such a bad influence on her that is ruined her life and that she is still trying to find herself out of all this mess that she has created. In general, this was a really deep and emotional poem that I liked.