National Poetry Slam 2014 – Finals – "Elementary" G. Yamazawa Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Toska – Ode to the Author [FULL EP]Conan Thanks Writer Brian McCann On His Last Day – CONAN on TBS 32 thoughts on “National Poetry Slam 2014 – Finals – "Elementary" G. Yamazawa” I can't tell you how many times I've watched this. This poem is one of the best I've listened to! Very powerful! Reply please someone write ir down for me so I can read and understand it clear Reply I love this Reply One word – POWERFUL Reply that was some good shit my man Reply What just happened??!! greatness. Reply I'm kind of confused as to why calling her gay was…offensive to his dad I guess? Was it cause she was actually gay and he was being homophobic? Or was he calling her a jerk? Kind of undermines the rest of his poem. Reply Well, the Buddha/Buddhist references were a bit foreign to me, being a Christian, myself, but it was a very powerful and inspiring piece. Absolutely beautiful. 🙂 Reply this brought tears to my eyes Reply Goosebumps 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾 Reply can somebody please tell me this guy's name Reply That haircut though. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Reply i can realy relate to this and thx you have made my day betterkeep doing what you do Reply Dang…so powerful and beautiful. I cried while writing one of my stories… #respect Reply His hair line is sharper than the pieces of my heart that broke while listening to this… Reply I like this guy Buddhism is the only "religion" if that's what you wanna call it more of a lifestyle to me but its the only one the world should keep everything about it is so positive unlike the hypocrisy of every other religion. Reply aaaamaazing!! Reply So, I'm doing a poetry slam pretty soon and I didn't realize we were supposed to tell stories! To think I was going to read some poetry. Reply I'm in tears. Like this was just amazing and inspiring on so many levels Reply This poem is just strength Reply This is absolutely amazing. His metaphors and analogies are so deep and complex. I just really couldnt get past his constant bashing of America, very rude for him to disrespect the nation that gives him the freedom to say what he wants without consequence. He's still amazing though! Reply I wonder. If G.Yamazawa were offered the opportunity to move ANYWHERE else in the world on the condition he could never return to America . . . would he take it? Where would he go, I wonder? Why did all those people cheer every. time. he bashed America? Reply "pledge of allegiance molested the lips" oh cmon that ruined the whole thing. Reply This was absolutely amazing and gave me chills! Reply It's about what you have to say when your poem's done Reply "I became a bully because we all want to feel like America sometimes" a powerful political statement but the humanitarian message beyond it is even more powerful. I too do "hope our tongues is the only way we have left to conquer" Reply "We all crack under peer pressure But once you see that there are earthquakes coming from your faults you realize how deep trembles are felt" @ColoredSpaces Reply Once you start focusing on his breath between each line you cant stop Reply No words just: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! Reply oh mama that was good!!! Reply Wow, beautifully spoken. Thank you for the reminder. Reply Powerful stuff. Thank you. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.