Poets. Uplifters. Lyricists. Singers. Entertainers. South Florida’s P.U.L.S.E.!
By Brandon Robinson
This plethora of upcoming prodigies attends Plantation High School. They are “a Dream Team of Mean Teens,” whether in the studio or on stage.
Through music, poetry, acting, and dance, P.U.L.S.E. aims to encourage freedom of expression, promote cultural diversity, increase social awareness, and inspire all to fulfill their dreams.
As a school-based organization, they will be returning contestants in the Louder Than A Bomb Florida poetry festival, #ltabfla in April this year. One member who competed as an individual finalist in last year’s Louder Than A Bomb Florida, is Brandon Robinson. He is the President of P.U.L.S.E. and a senior at Plantation High School.
Individual yet united. A firing squad of fire starters and our pen is the lighter.
In a cold world, we’re the flame that sparks revolution.
Silence hurts, so we turn up loud as we can, making the world face the music.
Life is a contradiction if you live by too many traditions,
so we’d rather go off script than let others direct our scenes.
To be or not to be, is the question but to question society is to oppose oppression.
Did you pose for checks while flexin’, or were you the one who rose up against misdirection?
To see wrongs, and not right them is to witness evil, then partake in the devil’s dance.
Instead, we fight our demons, conquering them with bare hands.
From womb to the tomb, doom continues to loom.
But light in a dark room, can change more than a mood.
Salt in our wounds, but scars will heal soon.
Midas mind-set gold mines but we never had silver spoons.
Clever as Harvard grads, driven like fully gassed, poker faced but, never hiding behind masks.
Nice guys, who guarantee we won’t finish last.
Pacifists, but we’ll pass a fist like Iron Mike if we clash.
For all the dreamers, we propose a toast.
But first, ask yourself…who could live without a P.U.L.S.E.?