When I was young I heard someone say, “I laugh in the face of danger then run and hide until it goes away” I’ve adopted this defence mechanism. News I can’t handle becomes a comedy rather than a tragedy. Maybe if I make light of my pain it won’t be so bad. Maybe if I don’t take it serious or will disappear.
Ever since I was young my family and I have have dealt with bad situations by joking. We are the type to laugh at a funeral and like to avoid the tough stuff for as long as we can.
You can throw us poets down the stairs catch us behind your steely glare teach us that poetry is antiquated and act all sophisticated but lyrics will enter your head dance in circles and hover over your bed when you sleep you will dream and your rhymes will come clean and they will carry a theme.
You can toast a wine glass to your victory over rhythmic words but time and time love poetry will fill a class teachers know it’s not absurd teenagers will be rebels and they will rap to music talking over a beat and their poetry is not ****
poetry is all around us and we come up with it everyday whether written or spoken it always will be used in advertising slogans today and when the silence is broken remember that poetry was used to convey stories years ago and the poetry of those stories we know will stick in your head like a needle sewing a thread.
I'm starting to believe That I don't have a choice, Living in a world where I don't have a voice. So I'll build up my defence; Running away from a world Where you know you'll end up alone.
Now I am going, Imagining the biggest adventure unknown. Wondering how to make it home to the clouds. Now I am wanting to grow, Trapped in a world that's so undecided and cold.
The world could be your playground, Just listen to the child inside calling your name; She's lost and so scared. So let down your defences. Stop running away; maybe disappear for a little while. Just take your time to find the reasons.
Just give me time, I'm the worst and deciding my choices. Wondering if I can find a reason to carry on. I feel like I don't belong here, No longer wanting to stay trapped inside my own dark mind.