The third video in the timely spoken-word poetry trilogy by Yakira Shimoni Fulks deals with the aftermath the lockdown. The stark realization that our world has forever changed is laced with hope for a better future.
There are no more illusions
about the way things are
no looking back
or digging into scars
there are no more pretenses
gone are all the masks
here we stand stark naked
like empty hourglass.
Craving with hunger for something to hold
barren of things that once we were told
cemented the world to make it refined
back when we were so naive and so blind.
There are no illusions
gone are the doubts
all now is buried
and wrap into shrouds
left with tomorrow
another long day
to find a meaning
a new path on the way.
A track in the road
to tread as we walk
searching for signs
we clumsily gawk
and hope with some faith
that around the next bend
we will yet still arrive
at the old promised land.
©Yakira Shimoni Fulks
July 10, 2000 | Hollywood Hills, California
Poetry and Spoken Word: Yakira Shimoni Fulks
Videography: Yakira Shimoni Fulks and Asaf Fulks
Music Production and Audio Engineering: Asaf Fulks
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La désillusion sur le chemin de l’illusion…
Et les kilomètres de la vie défilent sur le chemin…
Bravo Kira 🙇♂✍🙇♂😘
Another fantastic production. Your spoken word is captivating as are the lines to this verse. Thank you again.
… yes my Dear, we stil have to arrive! … phenomenal production!
That was simply fabulous, Kira a complete work of brilliance.❤
The human condition … hope, dreams, faith and searching for something far beyond what we live …Superb !!
Stay safe and sound. Peace Be With You. Best regards, Sincerely yours
Beautifully done!! Love the way the video goes with the Spoken Word in your poem! A Message of hope…God’s Promise Land! <3 <3 <3
Love it brother!!! You and your mom are amazing
I actually love the video with the poetry….it makes it compelling!!!
A strong work of poetry! I like people with a clear Position anyway! Thus Shows To me good thoughts! And the will to create something in life! A real good poem! Greetings from Germany Klaus
Nicely written the spoken word poetry ..describing your thoughts through this post.
Great vibes come out of the poem towards the audience and, they can easily pick those up when they go along each line..it gives off a great positive vibe as well while they’re in there and..that’s how it made me think even if that’s not the intention
also you are an important part of our community and we appreciate all your efforts…
Yakira, I can see how this does relate to the nasty virus that has hit this planet, and it has done nothing but cause panic and heartbreak all across this land, and I don’t see it ever stopping anytime too soon. It has had us wearing masks, and going crazy for cleaning products, and for what ever reason stocking up on toilet paper, and I heard someone say it’s coronavirus, not cvolonvirus…
I hope you are having a great time on this wonderful site, and if I can be of any help, I am here for you!
With the world going through the corona virus,it’s nice to see poems that are inspiring hope feel thoughts. You are blessed with some amazing talent. I hope to read more of your work.Thank you for your entry in this months new member contest. I hope you are enjoying your time here on AP.If you need help or have any questions,feel free to reach out anytime.
Keep on it!
This reminded me that we all need to have hope, sometimes it may be all we have, especially so with the current world circumstances we are all facing. Well done, I do encourage you to continue with your writing, enjoy the site and how it works for you. Thank you for taking the time and effort to enter the contest and to share your poem with us.
Thank you for taking the time to share your poetry here with us. You have penned an expressive piece here, the visuals are vivid and you have a rhyme scheme that flows naturally throughout.