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Spoken Word Corner: “Love 4 Self” by Terrell K. Mercer


Spoken Word Corner: “Love 4 Self” by Terrell K. Mercer


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Poetry can be therapeutic at times. Not only is it soothing, but it’s reflective. It has a way of forcing you to stop doing whatever you’re doing, sit still and reflect on the words that you’re hearing. That’s exactly what I did when I heard this piece by Terrell K. Mercer. “Love 4 Self” is just that. A self-explanatory declaration urging us to stop viewing our “flaws” as something negative, but as the beautiful marks that differentiate us from one another.

Listen for yourself:

Terrell K. Mercer is a Poet, author & spoken word artist. Applying the principle of, “being in the world but not of the world,” Terrell poetically addresses various issues concerning both the physical & spiritual being of his fellow man and woman. This talented artist uses his gifts to challenge his fellow man and woman to aspire to greater things in life.

When asked why he creates poetry geared towards body positivity, Terrell shared:

“I guess it comes from me being bullied about certain features of my own body when I was younger. I had to mature into my own uniqueness and aware of how much God places into creating me. I am an avid believer in the power of life and death being in the tongue. So every chance I get I will speak life and love over others.”

If you enjoyed “Love 4 Self,” then I urge you to check out some more of his work on Soundcloud.

What do you think of this poem by Terrell K. Mercer?  Have you heard any of his work before?  

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