The team had the opportunity to take part in a lyricism masterclass with Kritikal Powers where they would learn creative writing and rhyming techniques which they could apply to their own poetry.
First the team got to see Kritikal perform a spoken word track he wrote from his Liberation EP.
The team then worked together to stack rhyming words they could use in their own poems.The group stacked words that related to aspirations, dreams and futures.After the team had stacked rhyming words Kritikal showed them some writing techniques. As soon as everyone had the tools to start writing the team moved on to creating their own poems.
The group split into groups to create the poetry, read the final poems below:
Follow My Dreams
“I’ve lived in Selby all my life
When I walk through the door I start to get strife
I’ve always wanted the confidence to believe
When I follow my dreams I am able to achieve
Every young person has talent and hope
Sometimes we just need the support to cope
When I look at my reflection I don’t see perfection
We are young people we just need love and affection
We are so strong and we have power
We can stand proud and tall like a tower”
“I’ve lived in Selby most of my life
Writing music and singing helps get rid of the strife
I grew up with the thought of disbelief
Forever getting hassle and grief
Many songs written, many mistakes made
I have to help myself, nobody comes to my aid”