WHEN MY EMOTIONS ARE HURT

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LADY GABY

When My Emotions Are Hurt

Too much to bear

too little to care

when feeling is a luxury

too tough to cry

too sad to die

when emotions are only tears dancing upon your cheeks

consume me, occupy me, terrify me

when fear lives rent free inside your head

strike me with your insecurity

take me down with life´s absurdities

shine your anger on to me

bite me, like a mystery

chew me up, spit me out like an old tobacco gum

intensify my mind just because yours is blind and overcooked with misunderstandings

you say you can come

but I don`t know in which direction we might might

you say you can come

but I don`t know in which direction we should meet

You`re a balloon of emotions

as frail as a splinter taken out of a big hole

let me hang my words up inside your ticking mind

Should I still listen when your shouts are louder than a gun?

Should I look straight ahead when my minds behind with yesterday’s events?

I HAVEN`T SAID THIS IN A VERY LONG TIME; I HAVEN`T WRITTEN ANY OF THIS DOWN SINCE A WHILE

BUT THAT`S ALL I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT

MY EMOTIONS ARE HURT!

When my emotions are hurt

Let me raise my hands to my lips when I want tranquility

Let me cover my ears when I want to listen to myself

Let me walk around like a deluge when I want to avoid starving yet fuming arguments

Let me listen to noise when I want a silent moment

Let me drop my sensitivity upon your sleeve

Let me dance

Let me dance to techno beats to stop my anger rolling and pushing you over

Let me be myself to avoid your anguish sleep with me and roll me over and hug me

Like an old married couple, WOULD!

LADY GABY AKA Gaby Bila-Günther, originally from Romania, arrived in Berlin via Melbourne where she would regularly perform in public spaces. Widely published, her spoken-word, poetry, short stories and nonfiction articles have appeared in journals, online sites, CD compilations, magazines and literature anthologies in Australia, England, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, USA and England.

She has performed, curated and showed text based, photos and video works in Australia, Germany, Austria, Denmark, England, Italy, Holland, Sweden, Spain, Scotland, Switzerland, Romania, USA, Slovenia and Czech Republic.

Working often in public spaces or deserted buildings, with found objects photos, turning household and feminine objects into art as well as making collages and site specific installations and interventions in public spaces, LADY GABY, responds to her surrounding environment with powerful sentiments in her spoken-words and electronic beats too. Together with Sophia Fenella, they run the monthly spoken word performance and live music show, THE POETIC GROOVE at Barbiche. Alone, LADY GABY, presents and hosts the monthly radio show, THE WORD BANK RADIO SHOW, on 88.4fm or colaboradio.de, a show about literature, spoken word and performance shows as well as projects focusing on the word, feminism and performance.

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