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Poem [Video]: If You Should Ever Need It pt 2 by Jon Goode

Posted by Jon Goode on July 1, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

If You Should Ever Need It pt 2 by Jon Goode [] []

Filmed by Leon Dale as a part of Naja Presents Episode 6 (link to full episode:

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Jon Goode Poetry Mixtape: Life's Got A Way...

Posted by Jon Goode on September 5, 2013 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

"Life's Got A Way..." is a 7 track mixtape that explores the themes of religion, love, choices and life. As an artist I do mainly acapella spoken word performances so this is an exploration of music and rhythm alongside spoken word poetry. Listen, download and pay what you would like :-). Cheers!


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Posted by Jon Goode on November 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

A work in progress. a discussion about the idea of things being "Free" This is version 1:


Nothing’s free

Be it money, be it honey, be it time

Nothing’s free

Be it blood, be it this life of mine

Nothing’s free

Be it water, be it land, be it food

Nothing’s free

Not for me

Nothing’s free

Not for you.


He said that love is free.

He met her she was lovely.

The first six months...

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A Collection of Poems for the Coop High Students

Posted by Jon Goode on November 18, 2012 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Here is a link to a collection of poems from poets that span the generations. There is classic work from Langston Hughes represented as well as work by contemporary spoken word artists. The link is on 4shared so may have to join to listen to and/or download the file.

For Stacey Daniel

Posted by Jon Goode on October 31, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (2)

I want to say to you now, if you are feeling down and troubled, or if life feels heavy and burdensome please call someone that knows how special, wonderful and amazing you are. There is only one you, there will never be another. You need to know and understand how singular you are in the universe and how miraculous your very existence is. If you are feeling troubled and in the throes of despair call family, call friends and understand that each day brings with it new opportunities, new hopes ...

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Jon Goode & Amir Sulaiman @ The Wren's Next July 27th

Posted by Jon Goode on July 6, 2012 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hosted by everyone's favorite DJ, Jamal Ahmad; featuring poetry performances from Emmy Award Nominee Jon Goode (CNN Black In America, TVONE Verses & Flow, BET Lyric Care, HBO Def Poetry, [email protected]) and the amazing Amir Sulaiman (HBO Def Poetry, BET Lyric Cafe); and jazz by Darryl Reeves and the bassist for the Robert Glasper Experiment, Derrick Hodge ... it promises to be a crazy night! July 27th at The Wren's Nest! Tell a friend to tell a friend to attend! Tickets available at ticketalte...

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24/30 National Poetry Month (Haiku #6 [Trying to play pool with a length of rope])

Posted by Jon Goode on April 25, 2012 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Haiku #6 [Trying to play pool with a length of rope]


One hour with the

Hooker to find only his

time was up, sadly.

23/30 National Poetry Month (Haiku #5 [Long Division])

Posted by Jon Goode on April 25, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Haiku #5 [Long Division]


Young men enter New

Birth bright and happy but they

all change before Long.

22/30 National Poetry Month (Haiku #4)

Posted by Jon Goode on April 25, 2012 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (1)

Inspired by my early college years. Ah the runinations of a misspent youth ;-).


D(o)u(che)ality (The youthful winter of my discontent)


She offers me sex

One winter morn. We both long

For a summer's eve.

20/30 National Poetry Month (Mr. Till Regrets...)

Posted by Jon Goode on April 21, 2012 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (1)

There is this beautiful and haunting old song called Miss Otis Regrets by Cole Porter. It's been sung by everyone (I personally enjoy hearing Nat King Cole and Ella Fitzgerld's versions). I did a loose re-invention of the tune called Mr. Till Regrets. What I wrote doesn't follow exactly and adds a stanza but I'll also include a video of the original being sung just in case you're unfamiliar with it.


Mr. Till Regrets


Mr. Till regrets we’re still hate...

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