London based spoken word artist, Rap Therapy workshop leader and overall creative Klastro amongst many others will be performing at Emerge x Livity festival – Banqueting House in London on Friday 27th Sept from 7pm, curated by South London MC Flohio!
Katie’s Uni Placement at Rich Mix in Shoreditch gave her the confidence and platform towards performing her own written work. In her work she discusses various topics ranging from urban humour, UK lifestyles to broader societal issues.
In addition to featuring in poetry anthologies and online publications, she won the top cash prize of £200 via the Guestlist Network’s ‘Cash Genie’ competition, coming up with their “Wittiest Rhyme”.
Below is a piece of poetry she wrote…
Terror, it aims to divide
This darkness resides, unless we truly fight
Instead cohesion, humility and unity’s needed
Our memories resonating, soul spirits superceded
People physically hurting
Citizens emotionally bleeding
Friends mentally wounding
It’s on a global scale, seriously my heart impales.
So we have to arise, reject what is expected
From these extreme fundamentalist states of mind,
Horror and sorrow, how can this be God’s will
Surely not pre-designed…
Such torment and turmoil
With hatred and corruption combined
It’s an exploding ripple effect
On our earth’s soil,
Something has to draw the line
It’s definite human agency, and a world urgency.