Robert Burgan

Veteran Poet - 1,275 Points [Wayne Roberts] (Chicago)

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Robert Burgan is a Spoken Word Poet, Hip Hop artist and Singer-Songwriter from Des Plaines, Illinois. His main themes are life and death, coming of age, spirituality, transformation, and self help. He began writing poetry at a young age and has been doing it ever since. He has 9 albums recorded, has written hundreds of poems and frequently performs at The Green Mill in Chicago. Robert's main goal ... more »

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  • ''Hang no label around your neck don't let anybody dangle halos over your head, become exempt, you're not weird you're a more unique version of your friends.''
    Taken from the poem 'Get A Move On! '
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  • ''I no longer feel like I'm a part of this world
    I'm a universe endlessly exerting energy.''
    In honor of my new album 'Transcendence' coming soon
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  • It's not about retaining some sort of magic, its not even about maintaining time periods anymore. Both of those things are impossible. But what is possible is to move forward in a natural way, enjoy t...
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  • ''Every feeble dreamer needs an Athena to define his demeanor.''
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Best Poem of Robert Burgan

A Cold July

I sang so many songs in front of an audience of flaws
I broke so many skulls without laying a finger on their bones
I didn't apologize for breaking apart our family ties
I lay awake I'm out of time
Threw away my old disguise

Dearly beloved, homicide
It sure was a cold July
Dearly beloved, suicide
It sure was a cold July

There were no fireworks for me
No happiness just misery
Manufactured, it was easy
I killed off everything
I didn't apologize for tearing apart so many lives
I lay awake
Lord, please forgive! I still have a life to ...

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