Manifesting the Dream

~ Manifesting the Dream ~
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It’s Thirsty Thursday
and I realize
I need more pieces
to spit amidst
loud distracting places
Surely slowdown
the vibe the music’s choosing
to provide the release
from the stress ridden faces
in the crowd
longing for an abundance
of graces
in an overwhelming world
with only the faint remains of traces
Merch tables wait in the shadows
raffle tix in my hoodie pocket
‘There’s nothing like a Sista’
sprayed across a camo jacket
slung around the back with
a nearby mirrorball ready to launch
like a supersonic rocket
bars across the windows
bars across the mic
night sky stars begin those
journeys we like
potstickers from the food truck
look and smell banging
supporting friends with good luck
good vibes
and good hanging
no need to be the one slanging
my ears need candy
my soul needs ganging
Black Wall Street in the house
along with local performance artists
no sign of Donald Griffin
but I see where Romar is
My man Jwanza closing the night off
after the ladies killed the mic
and nearly put it to bed
twenty twenty two didn’t slide in soft
it was the dead ringer
for the masked singer in my head
It seems we’re all called to manifest dreams
it appears the team is running strong
casting magic through moonbeams
outlasting the tragic through joy in song
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Lost but not forgotten

~ LOST BUT NOT FORGOTTEN ~
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Collective Breath – Episode 80 – 1/18/22 – Writing Prompt

COLLECTIVE BREATH
SEASON 2 EPISODE 28
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Week of Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
Starting at 8pm PDT
Episode : 80 (of 104 overall)
Writing Prompt: Write in response to the saying “It is better to give than to receive”

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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Tuesdays starting at 8pm. Each session or episode will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
8:00pm – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
8:15pm – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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Forwards and Backwards

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
— Søren Kierkegaard
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These various forms of inspiration we find in our darkest days keep us going. They slow time down until it becomes palatable. They remind us to be thankful for each other and patient with each other. One day we’ll look back through tears and see that some of the things and people we are missing then could have been more appreciated and better understood while we’re still graced with their presence now.
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#poetry #performancepoetry #pagepoetry #publishedpoetry #poetryisnotdead #poetrycommunity #poetrycareer #poetryindustry
PoetLifeUniversity #spokenword #spokenwordartist #spokenwordpoetry #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewayseightpoetry #outlawpoetry #spokenviewscollective #brukatheatre
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Collective Breath – Episode 79 – 1/11/22 – Writing Prompt

COLLECTIVE BREATH
SEASON 2 EPISODE 27
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Week of Tuesday, January 11th, 2022
Starting at 8pm PDT
Episode : 79 (overall)
Writing Prompt: Answer the question ‘What are the greatest gifts you’ve been given?’

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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Tuesdays starting at 8pm. Each session or episode will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
8:00pm – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
8:15pm – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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#poet #poets #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #workshop #poemsofinstagram #poetry_addicts #poemsporn #brukatheatre #collectivebreathreno #bloggers #weekly #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewaseightpoetry #spokenword #spokenwordpoet #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordartist #writer #writing #creativewriting #wellness #biggestlittlecollectivebreath #collectivebreath
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Collective Breath – Episode 78 – 1/4/22 – Writing Prompt

COLLECTIVE BREATH
SEASON 2 EPISODE 26
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Week of Tuesday, January 4th, 2021
Starting at 8pm PDT
Episode : 78 (overall)
Writing Prompt: Write about being snowed in

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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Tuesdays starting at 8pm. Each session or episode will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
8:00pm – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
8:15pm – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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#poet #poets #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #workshop #poemsofinstagram #poetry_addicts #poemsporn #brukatheatre #collectivebreathreno #bloggers #weekly #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewaseightpoetry #spokenword #spokenwordpoet #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordartist #writer #writing #creativewriting #wellness #biggestlittlecollectivebreath #collectivebreath
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A fresh approach

A new calendar year often brings a lot of brainstorming, reflection, and strategic goal setting. Shout out to my beloved community of spoken word artists, poets, writers, and all around wordsmiths in the Biggest Little City in the World and beyond.
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Monday Night Poetry Premiere

SVC presents : MONDAY NIGHT POETRY
@spoken_views_reno
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Premiere Event – January 3rd, 2022
5:00pm – Venue opens for pregaming
5:30pm – Sign ups at the door/foot of stage
6:00pm – 8:00pm Open Mic w/ brief intermission
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Weekly Open Mic – MONDAYS
Venue: @shimssurplus
Host: Jesse James Ziegler
@sidewayseightprojects
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#poetry #poet #poets #poetrycommunity #spokenword #spokenwordartist #openmic #poetryshow #poetryevent #sidewayseightprojects #spokenviewscollective #brukapoetry #reno #nevada #biggestlittlecity #mondaynightpoetry #poetryisnotdead #goldenageofpoetry #shimssurplussupplies #poem #poems #stage #performancepoetry #performancepoet #collective #group #team #art #artist
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Collective Breath – Episode 77 – 12/28/21 – Writing Prompt

COLLECTIVE BREATH
SEASON 2 EPISODE 25
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Week of Tuesday, December 28th, 2021
Starting at 8pm PDT
Episode : 77 (overall)
Writing Prompt: If someone says the word ‘heaven’, what or where do you picture?

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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Tuesdays starting at 8pm. Each session or episode will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
8:00pm – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
8:15pm – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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#poet #poets #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #workshop #poemsofinstagram #poetry_addicts #poemsporn #brukatheatre #collectivebreathreno #bloggers #weekly #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewaseightpoetry #spokenword #spokenwordpoet #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordartist #writer #writing #creativewriting #wellness #biggestlittlecollectivebreath #collectivebreath
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Collective Breath – Episode 76 – 12/21/21 – Writing Prompt

COLLECTIVE BREATH
SEASON 2 EPISODE 24
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Week of Tuesday, December 21st, 2021
Starting at 8pm PDT
Episode : 76 (overall)
Writing Prompt: Write in response to the phrase ‘The Spirit of ‘76’

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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Tuesdays starting at 8pm. Each session or episode will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
8:00pm – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
8:15pm – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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#poet #poets #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #workshop #poemsofinstagram #poetry_addicts #poemsporn #brukatheatre #collectivebreathreno #bloggers #weekly #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewaseightpoetry #spokenword #spokenwordpoet #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordartist #writer #writing #creativewriting #wellness #biggestlittlecollectivebreath #collectivebreath
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