I AM A

‘I am a’ is a visual poem that touches upon its creator’s proclivity in understanding the utter meaninglessness and the existentialism that borne out of it. This poem tries to include the poignant sceneries of the world around us by…

I AM A

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‘I am a’ is a visual poem that touches upon its creator’s proclivity in understanding the utter meaninglessness and the existentialism that borne out of it. This poem tries to include the poignant sceneries of the world around us by using hyper-exaggerated colour corrections to try to explain the poet’s utter dismay of the meaning of main, sheer mortality of men and the paradoxical joy of suffering that has been discussed in the philosophies of modern existentialists such as Neitschze and Sartre. I am a is an ode to existentialism of human condition and the optimism we can derive through looking inward, and understanding our flesh and bone existence and the sheer mortality of your fibre.

Here is the written transcript of the poem:

Deconstruct me,
I am a human.

Devour me,
I am a mortal.

Destroy me,
I am flesh and bones.

Knitting my pain away,
Gnawing my pain away,
I sway, I sway, I sway.

Lingering through this world,
The pain of existence,
The pain of meaninglessness,
The joy of pain.

Deconstruct me,
I am an abstraction

Devour me,
I am restless

Destroy me,
I am broken.

Walking away,
Watching away,
Slithering away,
I ache,
I ache for home,
I ache for a home that never was.

The world, and the men of it,
gnawing,
Suffering,
Resisting
Hence existing

Out of brevity,
Out of context,
I ramble, I bamble,

Frail being of emotions,
Flesh and bones,
Bukowski and shakespeare,
Nietzsche and Sartre,
A drunkard and a teetotaler
Vices and virtues,
All aching away,
All existing

Divine me,
I am a human

Define me,
I am a human

Decorate me,
I am a human

Love me,
I am a…………

Filmmaker’s Bio:

Anushray Singh is a Graduate Teaching Assistant and a student of MFA Film and Media Arts at the University of Windsor. His thesis film ‘The North Was Our Canaan’ successfully picked up the SSHRC grant to fund the three part documentary series on the travails of African American slave refugees who set up their community in the Sandwich town of Windsor. His filmography also includes visual poems/poetry films, travel & experimental documentaries. His academic work ties him with studying of South Asian diasporic and crossover cinema, and such has been presented in various academic conferences in India and Canada.

Music:

Eddy by Lish Grooves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuifP6d3OHg&t=95s

Available for download in the YouTube Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/…

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