Dada or Die Show (October 11, 1991)A Poem by Richard Lane
looking back to my entrance into spoken word performance even when i was so nervous i almost gave my spot to another performer. but i followed through and this is what happened in October 1991.
in order to remove the fear of shouting
my poesy into a microphone in front of well over
a hundred people
who had just watched another poet reading their work in front of a film screen with
images of various artists and
odd shapes surrounding their entire body I followed the directions of
an old friend who was fellow student
in a theatre class i took in 1990,
who suggested i use my nervousness as energy for speaking the line
and in my case my heart had already been sounding like a drum the moment i realized i
was gonna have to toss my trusty marble notebook
aside and recite what i had been looking at
and then i read as loud as I could until the people in the back of the auditorium could
hear every word I said.
© 2012 Richard Lane
Added on June 8, 2012
Last Updated on July 5, 2012
AboutMy name is Richard Lane and I am based in Baltimore, MD. I started writing poetry in 1984 during my High School years. My writing style varies, but my focus is prose writing and poetry. Please feel .. more..