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EdibleWords
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Poetry Contest

Activist Poetry: Speak out about crazy Article 13
Calling ALL poets!!!

This is a really big deal for all of us.
Make a poem that speaks out against the economic and cultural damage that we may face in the EU from article 13, and eventually other countries that try to harmonize with it. This is a major pain in the YouTube. And the instagram, etc.

2 poems per poet
1 week

Go do your homework for details.
Here's one research source;
https://youtu.be/EM-No65BGcc

Written, visual and spoken word entries all welcome today! Please act fast.
Keep in mind, this is an historic struggle. Article 13 is the Death Star, poised to annhilate whole worlds of art and industry online.

So get in your poetic vehicle and be sharper, mightier than any sword could be.
In the end this could elevate our craft in the eyes of the art community and gain proper exposure for quality poets who languish on YouTube and elsewhere.

A_Failed_Artist
A_Failed_Artist
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The Old Man and the Internet

"I look at this generation and feel shame.
Lord, how we lost ourselves to the internet.
In my day, children played outside and bought records.
Now my own grandchildren quote these YouTube thickheads.
It's Pewdiepie this, Jacksepticeye that, grown men with lewd commentary.
What kind of name is Pewdiepie anyway?
Undeniably a huge mockery.
These "creators" make a living doing nothing and somehow that's accepted.
They didn't even make this content themselves, am I the only one that's offended?
I've worked too hard to see my country go to shit.
When I took this job, I swore to make the world a better place, not a someplace to vomit.
That is why I am here today, to motivate you to vote YES on Article 13 and it's ban on copyrighted videos. I did my part, now it's your turn to be a hero."

Fuck you.
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A_Failed_Artist
A_Failed_Artist
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Article 13

I wish I lived in the UK just so I can vote no on Article 13.
It frightens me what this will do to YouTube.
Not just the creators but the website as a whole.
Should the EU Copyright Directive pass, YouTube will suffer greatly.
There will be a huge gaming sized gap that will be hard to fill, not to mention "stolen" clips from Vine and art projects with music that doesn't suck.
Maybe YouTube should suffer for it's lack of concern for it's creators.
Just not like this.
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EdibleWords
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Thank you for boldly kicking of this comp with your vision for the future. Not what I thought I would see, but liberty of expression is the name of this game.


drone
drone
Dangerous Mind
Greece
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Maybe im simple
but i dont understand
Why do we hide
in the lands
of twisted speech
Why do we hide
from the words
that will give us
a little Freedom
that will make us
Stand
head held high
when we see the light
within the eyes
of our Child
so why do we hide
From the old
The young
The crippled
and the ones
yet to come
Why do we agree
to be called words
Not of our name
words
of twisted meanings
that do nothing
but decay
the very nature
of the light
that used to shine
within their eyes
that used to make you
proud to be alive
Yet we hide

drone
drone
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Greece
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Your Enslavement

It begins
when you refuse
Not
to understand
but you know

It begins
when you turn
your mind away
from what is plain
to see
Everyday

It begins
when you adopt
the belief's of others
that you watch
Everyday

It begins
when you believe
that you
Cannot Change






EdibleWords
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Thank you, Drone! If you have a YouTube channel i think it would be cool to see these put up there.

Nari
Nari
Laura Jean
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Article 13 (EU)

And even   †  
The euros are †† † † † † †  
Raising, † † † †  
Talking about††† † † † † † † †
"Opportunities"††† † † † † † † † † † † † † † †
To escape † † † † † † † † † †
(Street based organizing, † † † † † † † †  
Get to it- † † † † † †  
Hitting the † † † † † † †
Emotional reset button † † † † † † †
On liberty and justice † † † † † †  
And hope for... † † † † † †  
† † † † † †  
(A fresh read or representation? I donít know what) † † † † † †
† † † † † †  
A new intelligentsia † † † † † † † † † †
Waking up via † † † † † † † † † †
Social Media-who knew? † † † † † † † † † †
/Zombie Generation † † † † † † † † † †
Which ainít gonna be † † † † † † † † † †
Too cute much longer-/ † † † † † † † † † †
Petitions † † † † † † † † † †
Hitting up † † † † † † † † † †
Parliamentarians- † † † † † † † † † †
A new generation seeing † † † † † † † † † †
What itís all about) † † † † † † † † † †
The political machine † † † † † † † † † †
Of internet censorship † † † † † † † † † †
Which places † † † † † † † † † †
Culture norms † † † † † † † † † †
In jeopardy † † † † † † † † † †
Uploads † † † † † † † † † †
Intercepted † † † † † † † † † †
In conjunction † † † † † † † † † †
With † † † † † † † † † †
Shoddy † † † † † † † † † †
Algorithms † † † † † † † † † †
Enabling more † † † † † † † † † †
Legal † † † † † † † † † †
Loopholes † † † † † † † † † †
Taking down † † † † † † † † † †
Any ole thing † † † † † † † † † †
That just isnít † † † † † † † † † †
Conducive † † † † † † † † † †
To who they are- † † † † † † † † † †
Thatís the † † † † † † † † † †
Potential † † † † † † † † † †  
Exploit- † † † † † † † † † †
Itís always been † † † † † † † † † †
This shit † † † † † † † † †
(Loopholes and the other extreme) † † † † † † † †  
Ainít new † † † † † † † † †
(1 political poem † † † † † † † † †
Has the ability to last you† † † † † † † † †
The next 50 years;) † † † † † † † † †
Totalitarianism † † † † † † † † † †
At work; † † † † † † † † † †
Absence † † † † † † † † † †
Of accountability † † † † † † † † † †
On the online † † † † † † † † † †
Platform † † † † † † † † † †
And it isnít always † † † † † † † † † †
Not always-We repeat † † † † † † † † †  
Completely † † † † † † † †  
On the part of † † † † † † † † † †
ďThe PeopleĒ † † † † † † † † † †
Either- † † † † † † † † † †
Trying to † † † † † † † † † †
Implement † † † † † † † † † †
Some † † † † † † † † † †
ďTake downĒ
"Stay down" † † † † † † † †
Policy. † † † † † † †  
† † † † † † † †
(Don't you fuck with old school)
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EdibleWords
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Nari, awesome! I read this and find myself thinking what cool visuals you could put with it. I just love your art contributions.... Your writing style feels visual even when it isn't.

Nari
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Laura Jean
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Edible Words, thank you! It was our hopes of making this write both an animated and accessible read with at least 1 concrete example of "cultural damage." This was a challenge for outreach. Consequently, at first glace, it seems a bit lengthy and politically charged for a visual.

EdibleWords
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I was reading it again and thought... Nari, regardless of whether or not it's fitting for a visual poem, the music of it, the emotional punch would be well served by a reading. Are you planning to read it out?

Selosa67
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If Someday Ever Comes

If someday ever comes
Will there be a place for me
Will there be someone waiting for me †
And will I know how to find him †
Will the Lord allow me another start †
  
How will I know I belong †
Or will we have to part †
Will I have to search for the love that never comes †
Was it only in fun †
†  
Why did he have to run †
What is it that I did †
I gave all I had to give †
†  
There is so much more to me  
Hidden so deep inside †
Like lost treasure †
It is worth the find †
†  
There is days I wish someday never came †
I know the Lord must have a plan for me †
He is not just playing a game †
I know he never wanted to give me so much sorrow and pain †
†  
Follow me the Lord says and your life will not be the same †
He is our strength to indure the pain †
Just take it one day at a time †
For there is always sunshine after all the rain †
†  
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Nari
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Laura Jean
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Edible Words!
It wasn't really on my mind. Spoken is not really my thing. And where's your entry? I'm late responding since the system never gave me notification. We just happen to be rummaging around and saw your post.

EdibleWords
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Nari said:Edible Words!
It wasn't really on my mind. Spoken is not really my thing. And where's your entry? I'm late responding since the system never gave me notification. We just happen to be rummaging around and saw your post.


Been hesitant. For one, I'm hosting so not participating. Two, I will. Planning to do it for YouTube. And here....

drone
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If you want to or know some one
who would like to
you can use anything
that I have written
I have over a thousand sayings
you can use

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