I am in love with words


I am a Performance Poet: I write and perform my own work.  My objective as a performer is to entertain and educate my audiences verbally, visually and spiritually.

-Verbally: Through my years of theater training I have finessed the art of tone.  I am able to use my voice to invoke emotion within my audiences. This is done by voice control, delivery, volume and word choice.


- Visually: Through my years of modeling and theater work I have mastered the art of visual stimulation. I am able to use my looks and movement as a way of keeping my audiences visually focused.


- Spiritually: Through my life experiences thus far I have gained valuable knowledge with regard to human nature and relationships. Being a Haitian raised in America I have a particular perspective that is relateable to many and a source of curiosity for others. I have used these experiences in my works to stimulate the human psyche.


2. Published writer: I am publishing a number of poetry books as well as a memoir.  My objective in publishing is to have my works reach parts of this world that I may not be able to reach through my performances. These books will include poetry as well as photographic images.


- Windy City: Poems of Lust & Desire (published)

- Sacred Harlot (choreopoem, %80 complete)

        - Se Bet Ou Ye: My journey back home (looking for a publisher)


3. Recording artist: I am also recording my work both with and without music.  I will soon begin recording my own album as well as featured appearances and collaborations with other artist both musical and poetic.

- Creating audio books for my Published works

- Recording my words for producers on their tracks

- Being a featured artist on a singer or rappers' song

 

1. Performance Poet: I write and perform my own work.  My objectives as a performer is to entertain and educate my audiences verbally, visually and spiritually.
-Verbally: Through my years of theater training I have finessed the art of tone.  I am able to use my voice to invoke emotion within my audiences. This is done by voice control, delivery, volume and word choice.

- Visually: Through my years of modeling I have mastered the art of visual stimulation. I am able to use my looks and movement as a way of keeping my audiences visually focused. This is done by specifically choosing the right outfit, color, hairstyle and makeup.

- Spiritually: Through my life experiences thus far I have gained valuable knowledge with regard to human nature and relationships. Being a Haitian raised in America I have a particular perspective that is relateable to many and a source of curiosity for others. I have used these experiences in my works to stimulate the human psyche.

2. Published writer: I am publishing a number of poetry books as well as a memoir.  My objective in publishing is to have my works reach parts of this world that I may not be able to reach through my performances. These books will include poetry as well as photographic images.

- Windy City: Poem of Lust and Desire (published)
- Sacred Harlot (choreopoem, %80 complete)

3. Recording artist: I will also record my work both with and without music.  I will be recording my own album as well as featured appearances and collaboration with other artist both musical and poetic.
- Creating audio books for my Published works
- Recording my words for producers on their tracks
- Being a featured artist on a singer or rappers so

 

VSe Bete ou ye.(You are a Beast)
Marie Michaelle
Copyright July 2010

They beat me and they beat me and they beat me
Cause they say I am animal I am animal I am not human.
Se bet ou ye!

They say my dark skin reminds them of the  ugliness and the color that sealed them to this fate. So it becomes me that they hate.
They told me I’d never amount and would never count
They gave me no access took away my passes.

They beat me and they beat and they beat me
Cause they say I am animal I am animal I am minimal 
Se bet ou ye!

They say the nap in my hair reminds them of the knots from the ropes and the links from the chains. That my accent reminds them of  the pain. They say my songs are the chants they had to recite Late in the night when the rest of the world couldn’t hear. My voodoo sound is what they fear.  My walk makes them think that death is near.

They beat me and they beat me and they beat me.
They say I am animal I am animal I shouldn’t exist

Haiti shouldn’t exist
Is a burden
A sore in the universes side
The secret of our nation we hide.

Our country shoulda been demolished at 7.0
Shoulda disappeared when they wouldn’t let the exports go
Shoulda cease to exist during Papa Docs reign
Should died a long time ago due to slave labor pains


No matter how many times they beat
Ayiti paka accepte defeat.
Matter not if help comes 
Ayiti touju ap produce belle fum.
Yo met eseye craze nu
Me nu pap morie
Haiti will never die
As we stand one nation under one I(eye