Disgrace – Poetry Reading by Jasmine Fredericks. Performed by Becky Shrimpton

Watch the Poetry Reading DISGRACE:

Performed by Becky Shrimpton

Get to know poet Jasmine Fredericks:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

Passivity, War and Destruction.

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

To feel that they can do more than just watch television and be passive to the world around them.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

For about three years

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

Robert Frost

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I’ve had a good response from my poem and want to share it with others, getting it performed by a professional actor would make it more accessible for people.

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I’ve written short stories in the past but find poetry easy as it help me to communicate my thoughts and ideas better.

7) What is your passion in life?

Writing, performing, exploring life.
Trying to understand people.

Disgrace, Poetry by Jasmine Fredericks

Hell-o world,
It’s such a wonderful place.

And just in case, I’ll reiterate
This world of mine is not a disgrace.

Genre: Rhyme, Life

Disgrace
by Jasmine Fredericks

Hell-o world,
It’s such a wonderful place.

And just in case, I’ll reiterate
This world of mine is not a disgrace.

It’s such a wonderful place.

It’s filled with bombs,
Yet we sit watching our sitcoms,

We allow ourselves to be brainwashed
Let the pain wash away.

We watch families screaming for help through our screens,
We switch the channel because it becomes too hard to breathe.

Just in case, I’ll reiterate
This world of mine is not a disgrace.

It’s such a wonderful place,

Children orphaned and fighting at war,
Yet we will restore our walls and keep ourselves safe.

We spread our love against hate,
In order to deflate their destruction.

Signs say ‘Under-construction’,
And we say we are alright and over look the repercussions.

Just in case, I’ll reiterate
This world of mine is not a disgrace.

It’s such a wonderful place,

Just in case, I’ll reiterate
This world of mine is such a disgrace.

We destroy our own human race,
We try to retrace our steps and find
We’ve been left behind.

Just in case, I’ll reiterate
This world of mine is such a disgrace.
 

 

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