Good Morning Beautiful People! After 3 long weeks we return to our weekly home #wordconnections! And we are starting the month off with a bang! We have my girl Celeste from Alabama coming to the city to Feature! She’s celebrating her Birthday with her New Orleans fam. If y’all got to see her at Sex vs Love you know she gets BUSY! I’m excited. I miss y’all. I miss looking forward to Thursday nights. Well all that is over. The business has been taken care of and we ARE BACK! If you want to know more info about the event or if you are a artist looking to sign up for the open mic early, visit johnlacarbiere.com
#HaveYouHeardJohnLacarbiere? If not catch me live all this month… From cafés to arenas! #spokenword #artist #performing #hosting
I’m not sure if yall know this or not but I along with some of my fellow poets will be performing inside the NEW ORLEANS ARENA before a Pelicans Home Game on Dec. 27 (two days after Christmas… makes for a great present **hint**)… So basically you will not only get a fire spoken word show but a dope NBA nationally televised game all for the price of one! Dig this tho… WE ARE SELLING DISCOUNTED TICKETS to the game… ranging from $11-$54, top level - bottom level. BUT THERE’S A DEADLINE… YOU HAVE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BY Dec. 3rd. If you can’t link up with any of the poets selling tickets you can visitwww.pelicans.com/groups/ticketpass and enter the code POET! We need to sell out the arena and let them know that the poets in this city are doing big things… family, friends, strangers, poetry lovers, NBA lovers, EVERYBODY! we need you in the building.
Why don’t you write another love poem?
You know we need another love poem…
You know them girls been treated so wrong…
We all know them ladies love John…
Why don’t you write another love poem?
You know we need another love poem…
Put on ya cape and save um all John
Yo way with words could take um all home…
She been treated bad
She been treated worse
She been cheated on so many times it doesn’t hurt
She don’t need no man to make her feel like a woman
She got her own house
She own something…
She just want love
She don’t really ask for trouble…
She want to be held
She want to cuddle
tell me what’s the problem than
Is it really our men?
Will these simple words
With simple rhymes
Change that our kids
Are born to broken homes
They on the phone to talk to mom or dad
Momma hates daddy
Daddy really had some other plans…
Cuz when we had the chance to love we chose to run from it…
Kept jab’n at it
And got caught slipping with a Sandy Hook
And now the kids suffer…
Our kings don’t want queens no more
Our kings don’t want to be kings no more
Our queens should be adored
But get caught up in the allure
They put their crowns down too
To clown dudes
So now we’re all jesters…
Airing out our dirty laundry on side the bed
As we lie naked
Holding on to secrets when it’s the people we don’t even plan on keeping
I peep it…
She rather settle for a relationship with no commitment
Than have a man be nonexistent
She’s content with the figment
He wants her to be loyal
hold him down on some Bound 2 type ish
But won’t even Kanye his Kim K.
He more like Ray J
Making sex tapes
And she loves him so she does it…
When she’s ready to go
He tell her to stay…
He tell her to leave
She stays at his place…
She wants him to open up
She’s opening up her heart
And her wallet
To profit some attention
And they continue this rendition of the modern day love story
Until she gets pregnant…
In disguise is the connection that created the child…
No church in the wild
So I’m not saying get married
Just be parents…
Why don’t you write another love poem?
Cuz I don’t see it…
New #poem “Princess Tiana”
Orders shots of patron
Erasing memories of
A frog disguised as a prince.
Like chess pieces
She used sex for acceptance
With exception of accepting this princess will someday be queen
To forget the day she lost her crown.
Me and my home girl Nicole decided to get together and do a photo shoot in a popular abandoned building here in New Orleans .. Poetry and graffiti always a dope combination… check the rest out by clicking below…
Over the past 5 yrs I put together collectively a bunch of projects… 7 books, and 4 spoken word albums… All of which containing poetry/spoken word written as far back as 12yrs old (I’m 29 now) my books are available on amazon.com, some of my CDs can be purchased at any digital media retailer (iTunes, google play, etc) some are actually available for free download @ datpiff.com… If you’ve ever been to one of my shows and enjoyed my performance I ask that you purchase one of my projects (or all) understand the only way I get paid is from you all. If no one buys these things I don’t get paid. I only ask for the support if you are a fan. If not I totally don’t expect you to (you still can tho) thank you all. And be on the look out for what I have coming in 2014 ✊
So this Thursday I’ll be performing at Eiffel on St. Charles for the RAWards… I’m nominated for performing artists of the year. I love to see all of you beautiful people in the audience. I have a great chance of winning and want all the people that’s been supporting me there to share the moment… The link to buy tickets is http://rawartists.org/johnlacarbiere (link in bio IG)
A three Day festival catered to poetry & spoken word… Champions square has been secured for March 29, 2014 and it will serve as the final stage of the fest. We are currently in the building stages of the festival. we just wanted to invite you all early so you can start preparing yourselves…
We are currently raising funds for the festival if you would like to donate to the World Poetry Festival 2014 please visit…
Help me send 20 Teens living inside the Covenant House to see the Who Dat Poets perform live inside the New Orleans Arena as well as Watch the Pelicans take on the Denver Nuggets… The Poetry show is a 2 hour event and right after that is the game… The ticket gets them into both events. Tickets are $15… Why should you sponsor these teens? well for those of you that don’t know The Covenant House is a homeless shelter that caters specifically to teenagers, some as young as 13. They come from all walks of life and aren’t particularly used to people actually caring about them or showing them a good time. I spoke with The Covenant House and they Agreed that it would be a great idea to have 20 residents who are a part of the Rights of Passage program to attend. Let’s make this happen for these teens! All I would need from you is your email so I can send you a invoice to sponsor…
#neworleanspelicans #whodatpoets #spokenword #NBA #basketball #neworleansarena #neworleans #NOLA
They never really can understand my discernment when It comes to men
Like I pretend to be afraid
I play shy
My no’s mean yes
I just rather play hard to get
Cuz I’m easy at this game of dog chasing after cat
That I actually enjoy sex I just say don’t touch me
That my baby… My baby… Is not a product of a rape gone worse
That my skin doesn’t leak self hate through pores like alcohol I force down my throat to erase memories that only leave momentarily…
That I’m not sure I still believe in, hasn’t cursed me with a figure that makes men feel the right to disrespect me
That I actually like the abuse I’ve received since the age of 13… Why did my mother silence me?
Why did it take years of being raped
7 attempts on a life I’m not even good enough to take
Raising a child I wasn’t even sure God wanted me to create
And if he did
Why has he chosen such fate for me
I was THIRTEEN
Raped almost everyday by my stepfather
SEVENTEEN RAPED BY SOMEONE I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH
TWENTY raped by a coworker who I thought was my friend
TWENTY-FIVE again by a stranger who became the… Father of my beautiful little girl… WHY NOW!?
Do I want to speak up after being silenced since a kid “This is family business and you don’t tell outside people about what happened to you”
But Momma never listened
All she cared about was making sure stepdad didn’t hit her
So maybe having sex with me was payment for him to not make her bleed
Instead it would be me
You see… Now I know why I speak…
It’s so that little girl like me…
Doesn’t get into the habit of remaining silent… #poetry #poet #instapoetry #instapoem
On Nov. 14 win or not… This night will be amazing… The fact that I’m even nominated is an honor… If you want to attend simply visit http://www.rawartists.org/johnlacarbiere
New #poem “Willie Lynch Guest Speaks At An African American Studies Class”
Who taught you niggers how to read?
And pronounce words and use them so profoundly like y’all were born with the lords favor?
Like you coons are too far removed from them jungles we found ya at…
Now don’t all answer at one time…
It’s time somebody put you smart niggers in line
Allow me to show you how dumb you really are.
Let’s start with education
All y’all know about being a nigger is slavery
And that the white man is the reason…
We came through them jungles like God himself and told you niggers to follow
Stripped you of your culture and so easily you adopted ours
Welcome to America niggers
The land of opportunity
And we all know there’s no opportunities for niggers
We just say that
We want jobs
You niggers scream it daily
And I have to say it…
Back in my day I never seen so many niggers willing open to slavery
I must applaud you…
Job well done…
See we own everything
Make it appealing
And we know you niggers want some…
Come and get it niggers
Go to school
Learn what we teach you
Go head and earn those six figures
It’s nothing to buy your soul
Hell… we’ve been buying you niggers from the start…
And not every nigger is smart
Some are just as dumb as the cotton picking niggers I once had on my farm
See that’s the type of niggers that get killed
Or end up in jail
Working for free
So we either pay ya or not pay ya…
Niggers it’s all strategy
And you think you’re ahead cuz you got a good job
Who signs your checks?
That was rhetorical niggers
And I know you niggers gone love this…
Back when we were making laws
We excluded you niggers
Kept ya down
This is after Slavery of course
Told you niggers you can’t vote
You niggers ain’t smart enough to have an opinion
To have rights
At least that’s what we made you believe
You niggers rioted
Just to vote for one of ours
You niggers are so smart that ya dumb
What better way to keep us in power
Than to make you believe you have power
But that voice isn’t that of your own…
You’re nothing but puppets niggers
We give you the choices
You only decide which one better belongs
Multiple choice answers
No essay questions
A B C or D
I don’t even think I need to go in to
But Jesus Christ
Who am I to deny the lords will
So here it is
Which is more about me
Less about you
About what I was able to do
Long before you niggers could read
Back in my day
Something I called the Making of a Slave
Simple concept for simple people…
Make um fight each other
You know how you niggers are quick to scream somebody discriminating against you.
Not realizing I made ya do it to ya own kind.
Genius of a mind I might say so myself…
And before you smart niggers say it’s not just coons
Let me tell you something about power and wealth…
Sometimes you have to sacrifice
So yes we have some whites today living just as black as you.
Lord forgive, even back then we had some whites that were confused
So stay in school
Get a good job
Make all the money you can
But you will never run this country
And y’all tell that Obama
I said yes…
#poetry #poems #poet #poets #instapoem #instapoetry #willielynch #slavery #slaves #blackhistory
Rules to Dating a Heartbroken Woman
Remember you are guilty. You remind her of what is right. She remembers what it feels like to have what is right go wrong. She’s scared now.
Take your time. Remember if you rush into things she’ll push you away. She’s not quite ready to love again. Besides loving you increases her chances of getting hurt again.
Just because she wants to be around you all the time doesn’t mean she wants to be with you. Sometimes it’s a matter of convenience.
If she allows you to touch her. Move slowly. If you seem too anxious she confuses excitement with deceit. Remember you want her to trust you.
She doesn’t trust you. Don’t waste time proving how trustworthy you are. You will come across as a liar.
Be patient. When she’s ready to love again you’ll know it. Don’t get upset if it’s not you she chooses to love.
Don’t let emotions distract you. Remember she’s emotional. She may seem like she wants to see you early in the day then later she doesn’t want to be seen. It’s not you.
8. She’s confused. Don’t let her confuse you. Just because she lets you enter her doesn’t mean she’s in to you. Sex sometimes serves as a stress reliever. Be grateful she doesn’t punch you.
If you decided to talk to other women. Stop talking to her. Even if you aren’t in a committed relationship it would devastate her.
10. Everything reminds her of her last relationship. Everything. What you do right. What you do wrong. Remember rule number 1 you’re guilty. Don’t ever get too comfortable. There’s a great chance she will take her chances again with the same person that hurt her. Accept it and move on… #lifeofapoet #poetry #poem #instapoetry #instapoem #relationships #dating