The Spoken Word

by joetwo

Spotlight falls upon my face
Feet, hands shifting bout the place
The brain’s wheels turning, mind ablaze
Attempts to interest and amaze
Seem confident but shitting bricks
Just throwing it out there, to see what sticks

My mouth moves quick, the words like fire
Each sentence leaves the tension higher
Each listener looks with widened eyes
As if my words do hypnotize
I keep them hooked I cannot fail
As I tell them all my tale

I bring adventure from afar
Lovers under evening’s star
Casting magic, wild swordplay
This and more is what I say
The magic that I had just stirred
Is birthed from the spoken word