When it comes to sharing how we really feel or being open and vulnerable to what’s really going on under our physical wall we fear exposure to the weakness within.
About 6 hours before this post I didn’t know what fear I was going to challenge today or even what my first #fearlesshours post was going to be about. After a quick prayer to ask for Dad’s (Gods) leading I was reminded of some of my Spoken Word pieces I had previously written that I was afraid to share. Spoken word is something that I have been semi active in since I was 18 but felt really uncomfortable & Vulnerable sharing. The reason I felt uncomfortable sharing some of my work was because as men we constantly see the representation of strength as something physical and non emotional. When it comes to sharing how we really feel or being open and vulnerable to what’s really going on under our physical wall we fear exposure to the weakness within.
The Piece I feared to share.
This short spoken word piece is
meant to be (scrap that “is going to be”) a short Instagram video series. It is written in parts and below I am going to share with you the first part of the story written in spoken word. Forgive me for the formatting and the extra annotations. I wrote it for video so it isn’t in the standard poetry format. Just a side note I wrote this with some creative inspiration from “Majid Jordan – Something About You” using the chorus and visuals to write and visualise how I wanted the video to look. I know that the song isn’t Christian however the art direction of the video is incredible. Being a Christian creative makes it difficult sometimes to not see good art and appreciate it wherever it is found. Below is a clip of part of the video i was referencing from 1:00 to 1:34 give it a watch and read the piece below which I wrote and think about the emotion I wanted listeners and viewers to feel while watching. Check it out below.