Challenge Me Vista

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Composer’s Statement: Challenge Me Vista is in part the proverbial “walk up hill both ways” contrasted with the realities of my own day to days. I wanted to compare the “romanticized past” with a “cynical present” using anecdotal phrasing, and an emotional banter.

Challenge Me Vista the line and the poem is also a genuine plea to the wisdom of our ancestors. When they were paving roads, digging ditches, and hanging power lines, did they know what they were leaving us with? Did they know what their legacy would be? Or were they simply trying to make it through the day, to put food on the table, and sleep in a warm bed?

 

 

 

 

 
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R.W. Perkins is a poet and filmmaker from Fort Collins, Colorado. His work has been published on the Atticus Review, Moving Poems, The Denver Egotist, The Connotation Press and The Huffington Post Denver. Perkins’ films have been featured at film festivals all over the world including an 18 state tour with the New Belgium Brewery’s Clips Beer & Film Tour and the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. In 2013, Perkins' short subject film The Big Wait was selected as a top 20 finalist in Canon and Ron Howard’s Project Imagination nationwide film competition. In 2015, Perkins wrote and directed his first feature film Crash & Burn Stories and has just finished his second feature screenplay Small Town Remedies. Perkins' written and digital works have been published on the Atticus Review, Moving Poems, The Denver Egotist, The Connotation Press and The Huffington Post Denver. In addition, Perkins is the creator and curator of the Juteback Poetry Film Festival in Fort Collins, Colorado

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