Jeff Manning

Tag: spoken word

  • The Power of a Smile

    The Power of a Smile

    It’s always there, that pesky shadow, telling you you’re worthless. Telling you that you don’t matter. It’s there when you wake up and the last thing you see before you go to bed. This shadow, who you once barely noticed, has grown so large it consumes everything you see. Its hard cold hands that reach…

  • Stage Fright

    Stage Fright

    The moment comes nearer, your stomach is churning, you are ready to puke, and your mind races for excuses you can’t do it. You can’t remember the last time you’ve been this scared. Why did you agree to this?? You hear your name, and you step out on the stage while you can’t see through…

  • Procrastinating


    There is no drug quite like it.It both heightens the senses and brings on urgencyIt starts out warm and lulls you into a false sense of securityBefore unleashing a wave of terror like none other. This drug leaves no long-lasting effects beyond being tiredBut it is more addictive than heroin or crack.For once, you’ve felt…