Co-created by Bruce George, Danny Simmons, Deborah Pointer, Stan Lathan, and Russell Simmons, the show is a spin-off of the popular Def Comedy Jam which began airing on HBO in the 90's.As with Def Comedy, Simmons appears at the end of every episode to thank the audience. Though technically not a poetry slam, Def Poetry has become heavily associated with the poetry slam movement, and utilizes many of poetry slam's best known poets, including National Poetry Slam champions such as Beau Sia, Taylor Mali, Big Poppa E, Mayda del Valle, Mike Mcgee, Alix Olson and Rives, among others.
I'm probably the only person to be on there who hasn't slammed.”Now I’m exhausted from thinking Fatigued from trying to convince myself that I’m worthy of another being Tired of looking but not really looking so it doesn’t appear that I’m desperate Weary of being afraid to tell someone that I’m interested In fear that they will avoid me Consumed from being alone No longer will I be at the mercy of women to like me No longer will I try to look my best for women that don’t know that I’m in love with them No, all that is finished. Complete-o, no more-o From now on, I’m dating myself I mean I’ve already talked to myself so I know my conversations will be good I’ve always said I wanted to be with someone that’s just like me Well, there’s no one more like me than me It’s not like I’m dating my cousin or nothing I looked it up.There’s nothing in the law books that say a man can’t date himself I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before I amaze myself sometimes I laugh and joke with myself on a lonely day Praying hard for better days Now we can get through the rough times together No one to impress but myself I mean I’ll probably still play games with myself Cry to myself, lie to myself ‘cause I hate to hurt myself’s feelings I’ll only be looking out for myself though But you know how women are Once they see you with someone, all sudden, now they wanna get with ya All sudden I’m that cute guy that is dating someone now Well I assure you I’m not doing this to make other women jealous I am completely happy with myself I like myself. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints.I don't understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me."Note: Muslims do not believe that God appeared in the form of a man, etc.