You’ll say that you don’t have 12 minutes to watch this. Then you’ll say WOW – I’m glad I did. Shane Koyczan was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. He grew up in Penticton, British Columbia. In 2000, he became the first Canadian to win the Individual Championship title at the National Poetry Slam. I was MOVED by this man and his words. Thank you Mimi for sharing.

Waiting for the Karma Truck

So many words stung, more words healed.  Today, I celebrate where I have been – though I could never have articulated it as magnificently as Shane Koyczan.  TGIF all..

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  1. Alex Jones says:

    The poetry backed by animation, tone and body language was awesome.


  2. I agree, David, powerful. This young man speaks so eloquently….


  3. Thank you.


  4. Words are powerful…


  5. David, just so you know, I’m reblogging this.


  6. Thank you for sharing this inspirational video! Like Sandy Sue, I had to share it – I posted on fb. Empowering way to start my Saturday.


  7. Feel a bit more human, failings and all, after watching this. Poets are everywhere, but most do not know it. Thanks for sharing.
    – Michael


  8. richardkanigan says:

    Glad to see you spotlighted Shayne and his powerful message. I first saw him perform a poem at the Vancouver Winter Olympics opening about being Canadian. I encourage you to search it out.


  9. lkanigan says:

    Speechless. Good for Shane and never giving up.



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