Tiese Bridges

Artist bio

I am a native of Laurinburg, North Carolina. I engage in the arts of poetry, graphic design, a dancing, writing (I'm also a soon to be first-time author of poetry book, "Heart Check"...Shameless plug 🙂 ) and a plethora of other things God has entrusted me with...A "Jane" of all trades if you will. It is my prayer that the gifts I've been graced with will help transform the lives of people and glorify Christ. If only one soul is saved by my submission to honor the Lord through them, then my desire has been fulfilled.




Spoken Word

Artist Statement

3 things I would like you to know:
-It was totally Holy Spirit led. I actually had a dream about it.
-The poem is inspired by my real life experience that I conquered.
-The poem that you hear, is apart of my very first book that I am planning on releasing in late August of this year.

How it fits into contest

The war against insecurities. We all have or will face them at some point in life. This work of art is a depiction on how we must combat these sometimes overwhelming thoughts of not being good enough, with the spiritual armor of God. It is a representation and reminder that with the right spiritual tools,we can rise up, fight and overcome. In fact we conquered it way before the battle began, thanks to the immaculate blood shed sacrifice of Jesus Christ.


Director/Producer: Tiese M. Bridges
Choreographer: Tiese M. Bridges
Videographer/editor: Sean Craig
Sound Director(Mixed & Mastered):
Sherrard Hollingsworth

Poem written by:
Tiese M. Bridges, From Heart Check: A Poetry Book
Song: “In all things”
Written by: Brian McMullen
Sung by: Joshua J. White
Special thanks to: Roteshia N. Jones(Assistant to Videographer & Director)

Transcript / Lyrics


It's been said “opposites attract” so let's see what this does. There's a war in my mind and it’s intensifying in its brutality. The weakness within stands no chance against the villainous presence of this enemy. Blackouts occur with intent to demolish all notions of positivity and in the corner of my mind there I sit feeling screwed and my negative thoughts were the drill. I'm not even sure if going on the fast will help this ordeal. I'm too weak! Issues I tell myself I have every time I let you win, over and over again with every comparison with every compliment I didn't get. One up for you, zero for me. One stab to the heart, one shot to the head and in an instant I'm losing and my strength is fading. Like an instant Polaroid pic, someone come and shake me out of this despair. Never have I felt so low like a serpent crawling the ground seeking whom he can devour, these thoughts devour me causing all hell in my mind, borderline crossing the suicide line, you refuse to let me cross, reminding me that that's exactly what He died on. He reminded me of what He did over 2000 years ago, saying "I die for this, I died for you". He shed His blood, to cover my blood so that my mind could be completely free from this monster I invited in called insecurities. He secured me with every hammering of a nail into His feet, with every bang of a nail to His hand, piercings to His side, multiple whips on His back... "Thy will be done" He prayed so that we could be saved. You see his love for me runs so deep for me, that even I can love me. His love for us so deep, that we can love ourselves.
They say opposites attract and indeed they do. Jesus willingly attracted His body to the cross to die in the book of Matthew for me. For you.
Thank you Jesus for dying for our insecurities.

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