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LYRIC L #mymusicstory

November 9, 2015 J - K - L, Music News Blog, mymusicstory No Comments
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Artist Lyric L shares a poem and her story of where music has taken her:


The Arts Councils have refused my application for assistance so I go it alone. I performed at Toronto Jazz Festival in July of this year and have a tour in Ghana which is self funded, although I’m embraced warmly as always from countries outside of my own.


I have been doing workshops, African drumming and story telling. I work part time as a Special Needs Learning Mentor and also have an interest in fitness, dance art and performance. Recognising my additional strengths that their young people could benefit from, the school invited me to cover P.E. for a month whilst a teacher was on leave.

A poem by Lyric L:

The genocidal killing, in Srebrenica July 1995, of over 8,000 people, mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War.

Walking the route
Standing alone
Knowing Peace
Feeling sunshine
Feeling safe
Being cared for
Being loved
Knowing myself as a woman of virtue and importance
Listening to normal everyday sounds
Everyday smells
Resting and having dreams
Having food drinks
Smiling laughing with nearest and dearest
Looking forward to tomorrow whilst being thankful for today … A privileged I too took for granted.


The handmaid flower in my headwrap was made by the Mothers who lost their everything … the white petals represent the lives lost and the green representing the future hope and new beginnings. When evil things happen and you read it, see the media and TV interpreting accounts, study books, even films made that are devastating, you feel.


Looking into the very eyes of a survivor hearing their actual truth, talking about how it feels to pay for DNA tests for bits of their loved one found in various mass graves after already having a funeral to lay the parts found the last time to rest, as there are still people missing two decades later. Know twenty years ago as a teen you were excited by sipping your first beer while others your very age drank their own urine in order to survive … just talking about how their normal everyday life just changed over night and continued for four years … and they aren’t resentful or filled with venomous hatred for you being from one of the countries that left them to it and watched as if some action movie or halloween horror film to then switch off and continue y/our everyday lives.


I am fully aware of many losses, many nations, many people, many countries my parents included, effected by war and how billions endured atrocious injustices and pain, including those not televised or spoken of in schools, media, history, erased, overlooked, hidden etc. This is not a space bloodshed compassion replies at all … and my saying so isn’t a reflection or disrespect pertaining you wanting to do so.


I am just a planet sharer with even more unanswered questions than before.


I just …


Listen to Lyric L’s music here

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