Music Is | a poem
Since it’s 2017, I’ve decided that I’m going to take more risks and do things that I’d have been too scared to do before. So, as my first post of this year I’m going to share a poem with you. I’m extremely nervous about this, despite the fact that I have a degree in English with Creative Writing, because I feel so EXPOSED. I’ve written so many poems for uni that I gave it a break for a while, but recently I’ve been missing writing poetry so I decided to write a new one for the first time in about eight months. Poetry is so personal to me, I feel like I’m putting all my feelings out there and that’s why it scares me to share it with the world. But, I managed to get a much higher mark on my poetry than I ever dreamed I would, so somebody must like it. I apologise this isn’t one of the best poems I’ve ever written, but after such a long break I kind of got out of the swing of it.
Anyway, enough rambling. Here’s a little poem I wrote about how much music means to me, and I hope you enjoy it.
belting out Kelly Clarkson
into a flower-encrusted microphone
at seven years old,
knowing one day, I’ll Breakaway.
Music is a comfort blanket,
an embrace from a friend
you haven’t seen in too long,
when no one else is on your side.
With it running through your veins
you can fight against the world,
be anyone, or anything.
Music is my safe haven,
my map when I’m lost,
my joy when I’m down,
my power when I’m on top of the world.
It is a melody flowing
through us all,
a bond of harmony that defies
colour, race, religion.
When the darkness falls
and a million lights shine
like the twinkling cosmos,
when my heartbeat thuds
to the rhythm of my favourite song,
I look around and know
I am home.
I’d love to know what you thought of this post (please don’t be too hard on me!) and whether you’d like me to share some more of my poetry with you in the future!