Below is the poetry performance I spoke of on Sunday. I read 4 poems that night but below in the video I read only two poems, ‘Wounded’ and ‘Unapologetically black’. At a later time, I will blog about my experience of the night and it is most likely my last performance in the Netherlands. Continue reading
Happy belated International Women’s Day! I hope that all you wonderful women of the world enjoyed your day yesterday. And on a second note, Happy Birthday to my dear older brother, Cornelius. I hope you are healthy and doing well.
Today I will be posting a poem I recently wrote called My Frozen Heart. I have not posted any poetry or any of my writing on my blog for several months because, honestly, I have been lacking in the creativity department for quite some time. Though it has been a while, I hope you enjoy this very simple poem about when a person’s heart turns cold for many reasons and circumstances they more than likely have no control over.
If you have any comments about it please feel free to write me because I would love to hear your commentaries and criticisms, if there is any. Enjoy and until next time! Take care and have a great day!
My Frozen Heart
My heart used to be so warm,
But now it has turned so cold.
It was frozen over by time,
Frozen by this unforgiving, cold world.
Do I regret it?
Maybe I do, Maybe I don’t,
But there is no longer any hurt
So in the end, I guess, maybe I won’t.
Will my heart ever beat again?
Maybe it won’t, maybe it might,
But after looking at my frozen but beautifully protected heart
I cannot help but think inspite of myself, ‘Oh what a beautiful sight…‘
TGIF everyone! How are you this Friday afternoon? Some of you may be probably jumping for joy that you do not need to work for the weekends. People like me however, curse our luck to have jobs that require you to still work on the weekends. Although, to be honest I chose this job myself. 🤔😂
Anyway, for those few people who still follow my blog and is interested in my poetry and writing, I have decided to cancel my poetry night I was thinking on doing January 28, until further notice. There are some things that are going on that I need to focus on and prioritise right now and the poetry night event is just not one of them. So until I get my S***t together I will let you know when I will try to host the poetry night.
So, I appologise for all the changing and cancelling I have been doing until now but please be patient with me. Until further notice, I hope you all take care and have a great day.
How have you all been? Do you remember last month I mentioned I was trying to organise my first poetry night for this coming Sunday, December 17th? Unfortately, I will not be able to do it because of a few personal circumstances. These circumstances include but does not limit to lack of financial capability, being busy with my massage job and being busy with my graduation thesis (Yes, I am still working on it and what of it, lol).
I have, however, rescheduled the date for January 28th. So, we shall see how it goes then. I also intend to live stream the video on Facebook, so keep a look out for that as well.
Anywat, until next time and hope you have a great remainder of your day!
How are you this fine Friday afternoon? I think I may be getting another cold going by my runny nose, slightly irritated throat and constant sneezing. I did not get over my last cold barely even a week ago. How disappointing that I may end up getting it again…
Anyway, as I wrote on my last blog post on Monday, I had my spoken word performance on Wednesday evening. It seems to have gone pretty well when I think back on the crowd’s reaction to my performance. If you are interested in watching the live videos I had posted you can always go to my Angie’s Inspiration page on Facebook and check them out. I intend to make a mini video of my day leading up to the event and parts of the event itself if I get the chance to do so.
I may not be some genius poet of the sort but I try my best in all that I do. I look up despite my failures, nervousness and being (considered) not good enough. I refuse to remain staring down at my feet because of my insecurities. For how will I know what may or may not lie ahead if I am always staring down?
Anyway, the poem below expresses exactly how I feel and in just a few words. I hope you enjoy it and I will see you all next time. Take care and have a great day everyone!
How are you all doing this nice Monday afternoon? I spent my Mondays like I always have done for the past several weeks: I sleep in until some time around noon and then get up to go to my massage job until 12 o’ clock midnight.
Anyway, I just wanted to briefly let you, my dear readers, know that I will be performing some spoken word at a Gist Podium event on Wednesday the 15th of November starting from 20.30 – 22.30 pm. So those who can come, please come out and show your support. I would highly appreciate it! I also plan to go live on my Facebook page, so if you cannot make it for whatever reason you can always watch it wherever you may be at the time. ‘I gotchu’. 😀
Also, a piece was written about me as can be seen below and it goes something like this, for those who do not quite understand the Dutch language:
“Angie Ignacio orinigally comes from the very small Caribbean island, Saba. She is crazy about dancing, singing, manga (comics) and listens to Asian music because she is a real Japanese fanatic and tries to learn the Japanese language. She has also already written a poetry book collection and a children’s picture book. But for Gist #34 she comes as Angie’s Inspiration for her English spoken word and poetry”