Microphone Check- A Poem

Microphone Check

I tap, tap, tap

the mic.

Face darkened room, faces

shifting shadows

hear feet shuffling,

restless legs.

Then my mouth drops


letting loose strings of


punctuated by


Giving way to clause

spilling over the brim with


and the audience takes incautious sips

burning the tips of their tongues,

so they have to shout

their ooohs…and ahhs…

because it’s just too damn hot.

Snapping fingers,

calling encouragement

until my last analogy

falls like a leaf from a


Softly swinging in the breeze

landing quietly

to thunderous applause.


This poem was written in response to this Monday’s prompt on The Reverie Journal that asks, if you could be anywhere, where would you be? Today, I’d like to be on a stage, reciting spoken word to a crowd who is loving it. If you have an idea for a poem, write it up and definitely link it up so we can read where you’d like to be.

Aloha y’all!



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7 Responses to Microphone Check- A Poem

  1. Love this…I used to want to do spoken word but I am too nervous and feel I would just ruin my words in the delivery. LOL #BLMGirl

  2. I’m not great at poems but I could think of a million places I’d love to be though. This poem was nicely written!

  3. I enjoyed this, felt like I was there. I know poetry is its own reward but there’s just something about positive feedback that helps an artist recharge. Maybe that’s just me. Also I like your description of yourself at the top of your blog. Keep up the good work. 🙂

    • Tamara Woods

      Thanks you Pam so much! I invite you to come back and check out what I’m writing. This is where I’ll be doing the most with my short stories and poetry. It should be fun. Thank you, I’m going to check out your blog too!

  4. Nice, I liked, just saying
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