MIKO BERRY | HAMMER & TONGUE POETRY SLAM


I’m seriously nervous so if you could
help me out do you want something serious or something fun I’m going to disappoint half of you. I’m often not lost for words.
You see I read them every day to make me feel driven, I listen to them every chance that I’m given and I hope that one day I can write and perform them for a living. So I’m thinking maybe I could be forgiven for not being willing to give into this chilling and deeply unfulfilling drilling sensation of being tongue tied but let me tell you the girl who curled my tongue. She’s got this wild smile, as wide as a mile and she sells seashells down by the seashore, yeah she sells seashells down by the seashore. She sells seashells down the by the seashore so I buy one every day because I don’t know what to say when I approach her So now my room is full of these little jewels of the beach and i’m going to teach them to say the harder things the smarter things the cut right through to the heart things that I can’t quite bring myself to do in front of you or else I could train them to sing in perfect harmony to the melodies of songs that I no longer grasp such as: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious to show the psychosis, my words are atrocious and I know this. Look what I don’t know is why I can’t f*****g speak to her. It’s not like I’m weak or meek and can’t open my beak because this feeling is unique to me and I’m meant to be the cheeky chappie that always happy but I’m just tongue-tied. And I’m not often lost for words. I said read them every day to help me feel driven, I listen to them every chance that I’m given and I write and perform them for a living So I’m thinking maybe I can be forgiven for not being willing to give into this chilling and deeply unfulfilling drilling sensation of being tongue tied but let me tell you again about the girl who curled my tongue. You see when she’s not selling seashells down the by the seashore she’s working at the shoe shine shop, where she sits and shines and shines and sits, sits and shines and shines and sits and she had the most incredible pair of lips. Hey, you can call me old-fashioned but I would rather get introduced before I reproduce and I want to know more about you, I want you to know more about you, can I ask you a question? Is it just seashells or do you know everything about the sea? Has anyone every shown you, you can cram a clean clam into a clean clam can? Or told you how many friendly anemones actually have enimies? Many friendly anemones have many an enemy, I’m not an enemy although I might look like it. I’m not the pheasant plucker I’m the pheasant pluckers son! I said I’m only plucking pheasants until the pheasant plucker comes and I wanna lie down with you, underneath the stars on that piece of grass by the side of the road, where we exchange the important questions like how much would… a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could actually chuck wood? And how much love could this love have if this love could have love? How many bears can Bear Grylls grill? If Bear Grylls could grill bears I wanna lie down with you, under the stars by that piece of grass on the side of the road while we listen to the traffic roaring past us… one by one “Oh look there goes a red lorry!” and a yellow lorry and a red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry look I’m sorry! my words just come out the way I want them too but I’m not often lost for them You see I read them every day to make me feel driven, I listen to them every chance that I’m given and I hope that one day I can perform them for a living So I’m thinking I could be forgiven for not being willing to give into this chilling and deeply unfulfilling drilling sensation of being tongue tied or maybe I should just shut up for a second… and let you talk for a while.

1 thought on “MIKO BERRY | HAMMER & TONGUE POETRY SLAM

  1. Saw Miko perform at the Bridge Community Project (Livingston) launch this week. Very impressed at how real his material is.

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