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

The Pop

The sound of the pop is when you hear your head get pulled out of your ass
Then and only then can you see life for its true beauty
Every blade of grass, every drop of dew on the leaves every microcosm dancing through an open field
Like Mikey-with shrapnel on his heels.

He watched his grandfather get pick-axed apart by cancer
It opened up a void sized hole in his chest, his insides were revealed
The same guy who used to run over squirrels for fun was sitting on the side of a bed
Trying to pump life back into the body of someone he loved
He was the ...

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