Sickle Cell | Spoken Word Poetry

Sickle Cell | Spoken Word Poetry


Take a breath … with that, you just sent oxygen through your body
That oxygen travels to your organs and everything functions normally
Oxygen gets around by blood cells and those are shaped liked donuts
And inside those cells are little balls called haemoglobins
They’re responsible for holding the air and making sure it gets there
That’s how it goes for someone without sickle cell A normal body with no hereditary story to tell But sickle cell turns haemoglobins into something like a stick
And because they are inside your blood cell they turn the what should be donut into a
… sickle Cause of that the carrying of oxygen went
from fast to a slow trickle Since your veins are made for donuts to go
through Sickle shaped objects get stuck that’s when
oxygen can’t get through Imagine you can breathe but your body couldn’t
Your organs are screaming for air but your body refuses to give it
Those exact same sickles are attacking your spleen into submission
Damaging your lunges, this is a disease with a mission
It wants to go into a crises, where pain is the only thing you feel
Darkness is the only thing you see, and your body is no longer yours
It belongs to this freaking sickle cell disease, and the only thing you can say is please,
please body calm down But even those words get slurred because your
brain isn’t functioning as it should, so your body doesn’t care, all it wants is
air And if it doesn’t get it, you have a stroke,
clinical or silent Clinical you know what’s going on, silent
no, but it’s just as violent Those sickles scratch your veins to where
your heart can’t pump right Gather behind your eyes just so they can take
away your light And all you can do is hope that your body
has the power to fight And power is the one thing that sickle cell
won’t give you All it does is take, takes the dream of having
a fully healthy child Takes your time, sickle cell if left unchecked
will even take your mind And your entire life consists of nothing more
than fear ‘Cause you don’t know what sets it off,
or when you’re in a crises what got you there , all you can do is scream for morphine
And hope the nurse hears you, Sickle cell is hell

25 Comments

  • Get It How You Live #GetItHowYouLive

    January 20, 2018

    You did it again! I live life in hell with this sickle cell anemia. You are an inspiration. We gotta link.

    Reply
  • Righteous

    January 21, 2018

    The delivery on this one is on point bro! Great job.. btw, didnt know you were from The Netherlands man, dope

    Reply
  • Dane Reads

    January 21, 2018

    Poetry for a cause, excellent!

    Reply
  • Toshi J

    January 22, 2018

    I’m sad that this is considered unknown. With the amount of cases there are of sickle cell, we should all be more educated.

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  • Fred Rallo

    January 22, 2018

    Thanks for bringing attention to this disease. Well done.

    Reply
  • ENCHANTRESS THEE Babbler

    January 23, 2018

    You ARE AMAZING!!! Such a
    POETIC INSPIRATION!!! 🙌🙌🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

    Reply
  • Zandra Vox

    January 24, 2018

    Wow! Love your art… joy and success to you love!

    Reply
  • Blacktastic News

    January 25, 2018

    Clean word delivery and potent! I’m a fan…(Important message).I just subscribed

    Reply
  • Test KaSe

    January 27, 2018

    This! Awareness!!! Love it. Beautifully written.

    Reply
  • Freegreenwanderer

    February 2, 2018

    I love this. Please check my page and let me know what you think 🙂

    Reply
  • Tashira Shameka

    February 14, 2018

    Wow this is amazing my sister, uncle and little brother has sickle cell and I hate seeing the pain that they go through it breaks my heart cause you don't know how to help them stop being in so much pain

    Reply
  • Anna Szabo

    February 16, 2018

    I love such a simple, heartfelt explanation. Thank you so much

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  • MissTrendable

    February 18, 2018

    As a global health student and molecular medic graduate, I cannot emphasise how everything you said is spot on. You explained the disease in this informative manner that not only showed the facts but the emotion and pain behind the victim of this cruel condition. It's incredible how you shined light on the topic in less than three minutes what took an hour to be explained in a lecture. Extremely impressive and keep going.

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  • ThePathAndThePoetry

    February 20, 2018

    You have a great gift for personalizing a disease and making it feel like a living entity, which in a way it is. You're giving meaning to the flat symbol of a term.

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  • Priscilla Joseph Diary of a Poet

    March 27, 2018

    Love this one of my best friends passed away from sickle cell. Thanks for raising awareness bless up

    Reply
  • Remedy Flammable

    April 12, 2018

    Bro..I'm touched.Beautiful writing.Big ups

    Reply
  • Jazmin Ruiz - A Different Kind of Vision

    April 25, 2018

    This is interesting,

    Reply
  • HARRIET DEE SCIENTIST

    May 22, 2018

    Love this

    Reply
  • Annthepoet

    May 27, 2018

    This is great x

    Reply
  • Misael Trujillo

    May 30, 2018

    I am incredibly grateful you commented on my video today as it's given me the pleasure of discovering your channel! These words flow so smoothly and your delivery is so beautiful, I look forward to making my way through your material.

    Reply
  • Tamara Vazquez

    August 10, 2018

    Break it down on the intellectual level nice..Word Up..the word is knowledge and power…

    Reply
  • newenergyspiritual

    April 20, 2019

    Awesome bro! ✊🏾 … if anyone has Sickle cell disease …letz follow each other on IG @sicklecellsucksmovement

    Reply
  • Rachel neale

    August 5, 2019

    I cried

    Reply
  • Sheisher Dotcom

    December 13, 2019

    Thank you
    Xoxoxo Sickle cell warrior

    Reply
  • La Rone Hodges

    December 16, 2019

    That vision part though i just had them laser my eye because it cause a tear. Feel this a lot.

    Reply

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