When you combine a voice like sweet honey and words that, without fail, reach deep, deep into your soul, you get the incomparable, spoken word poet, Shane Koyczan. His latest release is heart-stirring, beautiful, haunting and so utterly true. Especially for those of us who live parts of our lives online.
Here it is. "Trolls" by Shane Koyczan...
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In Shane's words and on the power of our words:
“It's sad to think that we live in a world where so many are careless with their words, or still do not realize that the things they say have weight. Hiding behind invented identities doesn't free anyone to behave inhumanly... any more than wearing a mask grants someone the right to impose physical abuse on another. I've received thousands of letters asking me to address this issue, and have been very reluctant to speak up because I didn't want to draw the attention to myself. I then remembered being in school, and the pattern of silence that gave others quiet permission to continue torturing myself and others. We live in a society that asks us to keep quiet... to allow the world to spin unimpeded. Our silence is a commercial for a peace that will never be achieved unless we do speak up... unless we stand in the way of fear and hate showing others that there is a path that leads away from tyranny. We choose who we allow into our lives... we can choose who to evict.”
To find out more about Shane and when he may be performing in a city near you, check out his website!