to the dreamers (a slam poem)


It’s kind of rare for me to weep while reading something. But when my dad told me that I needed to read chapter seven in the book As a Man Thinketh by James Allen, I shut myself in my bedroom and immediately read the whole thing through. And I just wept. Because something about it reached inside of me and found my heart and said, “Yeah. I know what you’re feeling. I know what you need. Here it is.”

This chapter of this book was kind of a turning point for me – a changing of a season in my life. Shortly afterwards, the idea struck me – more people would be able to understand this (sans 20th century speak) if I wrote it/translated it into a slam poem. The challenge was up. I created it in a fury, then recorded it with the same adrenaline rush. I hope you listen, I hope it heart punches you, I hope I’m not too violent. ♥ (Will a little heart icon make up for it?) This is something super close to me and I’m really passionate about it. So yeah. Boom. Thanks for checking it out. :)

What did you think? Have you ever read As a Man Thinketh? What were your thoughts on it?

love,
abbiee


p.s. if you’re at all interested in reading the original version of this chapter or book, it’s available on pdf here for free. gotta love me some public domain stuff. heh.

23 comments

  1. girl.

    "the oak tree sleeps in the acorn." wow.

    the passion in this poem honesty did punch me in the heart. I had goosebumps the whole 5 minutes yes because of your words, but also totally because of the raw emotion you shared. I don't really have a lot to say right now. and I always hate it when people say that to me because I'm like, no! share your thoughts! but I don't really have thoughts yet! I need to think about this.

    amazing work here, abbiee <3

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    1. SDHSKMFLKDBSNKDNF. THANK YOU. Like...gosh, thank you so much I can't even thank you enough for that. ♥ Literally, your thoughts are making me smile so hard it's awesome. I just gAH. I know what you mean, but I totally don't mind you not having much to say because I love it when people think about muh stuff. ♥ so thank you thank you thank you. ack. ^.^

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  2. How. How. How. The way you read this, your expressions and your passion in the words. All of it. Just wow. I literally have no words.

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    1. EEEEEEAAAH. Thank you so much Hannah. Literally, you don't know how much that means to me ack ack ack. ♥ thank you. :)

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  3. wooooooooooooooooooooooooah!

    Love love love it.....AWESOME

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    1. THANK YOU♥♥♥ ^.^

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  4. DED
    SO DED

    my soul is ripped and this is powerful and just akjdskldjsakldjaldjwl i love you xx

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    1. p.s. i gave your instagram a follow, in case you were wondering who that random elisabeth is hehe xx

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    2. AAAAGHHH THANK YOU SO MUCH. ♥ i love you back. ^.^ and i'm soo glad you liked this poem. Thank you for the follow on instagram, too! hehe, i was kinda wondering for a minute there... xD

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  5. OH MY WORDDD I CANT FIGURE OUT HOW TO LISTEN TO IT AND IM READING ALL T?HESELSKDFJ COMMENTS AND I JUST ASLDKFJSDLKFNKEILJRFD NEED IT ♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. AHAHAA, oh no! Is the SoundCloud player not showing up for you? Try this link: https://soundcloud.com/abbieemmonsmusic/to-the-dreamers-a-slam-poem

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  6. this. is. phenomenal.

    I wish I could say something more deep and meaningful but I'm honestly speechless. I think "the world needs dreamers" is my new motto. I'm so glad I found this.

    Noire Beau

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    1. Thank you SO much, Tife! Like...oh my goodness that means so much to me gahnfkndiofnsk. I, too, have no words in reply to your kindness. ♥ so thank you. :)

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  7. you. are blowing my mind-- you're blowing my mind. You're blowing my mind UP.

    xx stunner you

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    1. DUDE I LOVE YOU SO MUCHO

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  8. You're such a cool artist. That was amazing, the way you read it and the words you wrote. That was so cool.

    xx

    p.s. Here's a tag if you'd like it: 12 days of Thanksgiving tag

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    1. Thank you SO much, Sarah! ♥ That means like, so much to me gah. And thanks for tagging me!! :D

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  9. Abbie, you, one of a kind, you.
    Your words sliced right through me and triple upper-jabbed my heart on the way out.
    Your passion for the words you speak could make a crispy resting leaf on the ground have a heartbeat.
    Your words struck a chord in me... Ive never been ashamed of being a dreamer but I've never felt to the extent i feel right now at this moment that I'm a DREAMER. And i have the power to bring a paper to life and watch as it dances away with my scribbles holding its life together. I'm IMPORTANT. And i see the world in a different color, as do you, and all our other fellow dreamers. ♡♡♡♡♡
    Keep dreaming my friend😉

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    1. oh. my. gosh. ♥ wow. like...I can't even talk I'm getting chills all over the place here. YOU. *super tight bear hugs* thank you so so much. "Your passion for the words you speak could make a crispy resting leaf on the ground have a heartbeat." < GAH oh my. Your way with words, though. YOU ARE SO RIGHT. YOU ARE IMPORTANT. Thank you so much for being who you are and for making me feel so good about this expression of my heart. ♥ that means so much to me. :) you are awesome.

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  10. i'm gone.


    flawless, dear <3

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kind words are like raindrops on the desert. they make me bloom with happiness, as absolutely cliche and cheesy as that sounds. even if it's just a simple alt+3 i will heart you for it. so, go ahead! MAKE MY DAY. literally.