On 11/21, I went to the second open mic night held in my hometown. I posted this post describing my newest quest on the bucket list of life, which was actually performing at an open mic night. Well, with the support and encouragement from friends and family, I didn’t chicken out, lol! I performed one of the poems I wrote earlier this month. It was frightening to be on stage, letting people hear what I wrote, constantly wondering how they would react, or would they just sit there looking at me like I was crazy and the worst poet ever (thank God they didn’t)!
If I could give myself a grade, I’d say it was about a C….I was completely nervous, reading off my phone, didn’t make eye contact or barely even move while I said my piece, lol. The most important part is that I crossed the biggest hurdle, which was actually performing it in the first place! Now, I am preparing to perform another piece in January. Being that I will have a little over a month, I am going to try to memorize the piece and possibly be a little more into it, rather than standing awkwardly on stage, not aware of what to do with my hand, and praying I don’t drop my phone from the nerves, LOL!
Clearly, I am my worst critic, but I am very proud of myself for taking that step and actually doing something that I have always wanted to do. I can only hope that this is just the beginning and who knows, one day I might be the feature for a show (big dreams)!
Here is the video of my poem, titled, Addicted. Enjoy and please leave any feedback possible! I definitely will be doing this again and want to improve!!