National Poetry Month Celebration 2015
Bio: Christian "Chris" Horton is a 2011 Fine Art graduate from Morgan State University and is familiar with the name “coach” as he is active in the world of health and fitness. He is a personal trainer, swim coach and is currently serving as a Playworks coach for DC AmeriCorps. Although he feels he does not obtain the title, he wants to become what some call a "Renaissance man." With all that he encounters, he reflects as a poet, artist, student and teacher. Christian gives high regard for creativity, self- expression and self-purpose.
Fairly new to the poetry world, Christian was able to unlock doors with creative writing by starting a poetry ministry at Contee church in NE, DC with his grandfather. He is consistent with volunteering, community service, building new relationships and he is undergoing the development of his own organizational program "Fitter Focus" which will help individuals, families and communities reach fulfillment personally and professionally. Currently, Christian has stepped into a new role by becoming a father and a husband.
1. Where do you draw your inspiration from to write poetry?
It stems from what I see and feel, my everyday life, my experiences, what I observe, and what I hope to witness and be apart of in my future.
2. What advice do you have for someone that is threatened by poetry?
Poetry is whatever you want it to be. It can be a vehicle, it can be your clarity, give you motivation, comfort or anxiety, but once you are familiar with reading, writing, and experiencing poetry, you are no longer threaten. And when you accept it, you will embrace it.
3. What is an interesting fact about you?
I will try almost everything twice, maybe thee times just to see if its for me. If I can make any modifications to my liking, or to see what I can learn through my involvement. At that point even if I don't like it, I gained some knowledge to allow me to make a suggestion to someone else.
4. Where are you from/Where do you live?
I am from Washington DC and I currently reside in Prince Georges county.
5. Who is your favorite poet?
Tupac Shakur. He was so passionate about his craft. His words spoken and written were backed by actions emphasizing his passion, sometimes they weren't the best words actions but Shakur definitely stood for what he believed in.
A Poem by Christian Horton
Words Can't Explain
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
Truth is, they do harm in a since of using them ugly.
Words are powerful, therefore the words I use compensate smiles, laughter, love and understanding.
The counterbalance within my universe echo's the equivalent reoccurrence by keeping them handy in a cycle, but only with outstanding... Actions
See words only go so far based on reality.
If you want to be a factor, you gotta become a actor!
Actions are monumental and very influential, therefore the actions I conclude can only amplify love.
The chain reaction within my turmoil produces repercussions handed down from up above..... was her.
Now with her, I mean You, and with actions, I mean Love
See most would say, " Its me and you against the world."
But with love, me and you can change the world!
With me and you, there is no telling what we can do.
We'll change lives, for everyone and everything that scenes us, will feel our love is true.
Love is a beautiful curse
Our love divided is the size of the universe
Combined and multiplied by God equals eternity, and always showing merc....cey, and willing to give to those who are thirsty.
They think their strong
Then lets form an unbreakable bond!
Fully connected and communicated, physical, mental, and spiritual force.
Its no doubt that love concurs all, but you gotta have faith of course.
Because once actions, love and faith meet half way.
The result is that your actions will speak on what your words cant say.
And that's why words cant explain.
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