Spoken Word Poetry – How Writing Can Help Us Cope with Social Distancing

Hi everyone!

I think the most important question that needs to be asked nowadays is:

How are you?

It would be an understatement to say that the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s wellbeing.

Now that social distancing is heavily encouraged (and so you should!), it is easy to feel extremely isolated when enduring these difficult times. With so much in the news everyday, it may feel like you are the only one having to juggle health, money, and job-related or school-related issues all at once.

I think we can all agree that everyone here flocked to WordPress in search of a place to express themselves freely and an outlet for their emotions.

Whether that be through writing a news or lifestyle article, or by sharing pieces of artwork, we all came here to share what we love and what we are passionate about.

It is this enthusiastic and supportive community of writers, artists, and beautiful people alike that has reminded me to get in touch with what I love the most myself – performing and poetry.

This was when I decided to combine these two passions together to make my first ever recording of a poem of mine – in spoken-word form!

Spoken World Poetry – “Stuck in Reverse” by Faustina Yick

I dearly thank everyone on this platform who has inspired me (indirectly) with their beautiful posts and online presence to keep in touch with my writing. You guys have truly kept me energetic and alive whilst spending my days on end in my bedroom!

Special mention to CBWrites (historiesofawriter.com), for being such a huge support to me ever since I started this blog.

Let’s continue to share art – although you may deem it insignificant, someone might just glimpse upon your name, flicker their eyes, and click on your post – you never know what kind of impact your words can have on someone else.

Finally, in the words of one of my favourite artists:

If we helped your dream and your life a bit with our existence, our music, our performances, our pictures or videos, even if it’s not big, if we could reduce your pain from 100 to 99, 98 or 97 that makes our existence worthy.

RM, BTS

What are the things that you all love doing?

How have you been coping under these times?

Other cool posts to check out on my blog, faustbites!

Living in a City with Coronavirus – What We Should Do: https://faustbites.wordpress.com/2020/02/29/living-in-a-city-with-coronavirus-what-we-should-do-about-it/

My Anastasia Experience: https://faustbites.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/my-anastasia-experience/

A Poem for Those Who Struggle to Sleep at Night: https://faustbites.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/to-those-who-struggle-to-sleep-at-night/

16 thoughts on “Spoken Word Poetry – How Writing Can Help Us Cope with Social Distancing

  1. Faustina, your poem’s beautiful. I loved listening to the poem–the narration was wonderfully done and it added a lot to the experience. I’ve heard a lot of people talking about creativity being a good way to cope with the current situation and I would definitely agree; unfortunately, I just have had next to no inspiration these days. I want to write, but I don’t know what to write about. I guess that’s just how it is sometimes! 😂 I guess that the bright side is that I’ve had the opportunity to catch up on reading, to crochet, and to spend some time with family. Thanks for helping us all to push through and persevere through these tough times. I am happy that I have been able to support you on here; thanks for doing the same for me! 🤗 Wishing you and your family all the best!

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    1. Celeste, thank you so much, it really, really does mean a lot to me. I’ll be posting more Spoken Word Poetry videos in the future 🙂 And I totally understand where you’re coming from – it was extremely difficult for me to come up with something to write about, nonetheless motivate myself to get onto my laptop! But exactly, it’s okay if these few days or weeks haven’t been as productive or eventful, it just happens 😂🤗And that sounds really good!! I’ve always wanted to be good at crocheting but I’ve never been good at textiles, haha! For me, I’ve been trying to improve my Spanish (I take it in school), and so I’ve been watching spanish TV Shows on Netflix! I’m glad that you found comfort from this post, wishing you and your family health and happiness as well! ❤️

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      1. That’s awesome that you’re working on Spanish; watching TV shows in a language you’re learning can definitely help! I was learning Spanish in school for a few years but, unfortunately, I’ve forgotten most of what I knew! 😬
        Thank you very much!

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  2. Wow, your poetry evokes quite a bit of emotion. You really know how to capture these feelings in words… I will be following you and wishing you all the strength and creativity to keep up this wonderful blog! Sometimes the best creations come from our darkest moments… Marcella

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  3. “Where humans have a pair of hands and nothing to touch”…this hits me the most my dear. Touch is so important..science even has made several experiments and have proven to be true that touch has a healing power….now we cant have it…such a tragedy. You captured our agony so perfectly well in very few yet complex verses; very gently yet strong verses…well done for someone your age..

    And oh the spoken one is absolutely a delight. I taught drama, creative writing and speech and oral communication for almsot 15 years and i’d say i will give you and A** For that.

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    1. Mich!! What a pleasant surprise to see you dropping by this post! Thank you so much for reading, I’m so,so glad that you like it and that you felt moved by it 😍 Your words brighten up my day!

      Hahaha, thanks for that A* 😉 That’s amazing, so you’re an english/drama teacher?

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      1. Hahaha….i actually am fond of back reading sort of treasure hunting among old posts…lol and this one interest me i hop in and read..and i you did not dis appoint me..

        Yes i taught English classes and Creative Writing and Drama classes for 15 years before devoting my time full time as a mom …

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      2. It was a difficult decesion after all i had my Masters Degree and other special courses just to ensure i was being at par doing my job well…but i never regret it ..it gave birth to my blog and soon after a book of poetry on abuse and violence which was dedicated to help the victims get back on their lives after surviving an abusive relationship.

        My girls are all grown up and really grounded so it was worth it

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