When you don’t know what to write about so you ask a friend to lend you the poems he wrote for school

First of all, some straight-upness: When I think about this blog and what I want it to be, I think of three adjectives- cheerful, friendly, kind. In other words, I want it be an extension of the person I want to be.

Those words are the reasons why I debated over posting this. These following poems are the opposite of that description. They hold a good amount of sadness, and some of it is kind of heartbreaking. However, they are also filled with so much truth. And that, I realize, is what matters most.

This doesn’t change the fact that I still want to be a person who is cheerful, friendly, and kind- but not if it’s at the cost of pretending that blueness and brokeness don’t exist in me and in others.  The truth is not always cheerful. It’s not always friendly. (I haven’t decided about kind yet. I’ll have to think about that more.)

Which brings me to this: above all, I want the words here to be full of truth.

Okay, onto the poems.

Ode to Music

The day I met you
We instantly became friends
A friendship that
I hope will never end

Your words so sweet
And comforting
Helping me get through the day
Even when the day was as dark as night

You were always there for me
I knew I could count on you
You gave me encouragement
When I didn’t know what else to do

You helped me to learn to love myself
You made life seem so good
You said I could do anything I put my mind to
And I believed I could

There were days when we were both sad
There were days when we never met
But even so
We made it through

This friendship we share
Is so precious to me
I hope it will never end
And last till infinity

You are so special to me
You are my one true friend
My guardian angel
My everlasting peace

Our friendship is one in a million
So let’s hold on to it forever
And never let it fly away
For you are all I have

But Soon I Will Be Gone

Sorry for all the fights
That I caused when I got mad
Sorry for all the terrible nights
And days when I was bad

But don’t worry
Cause soon I will be gone
And your eyes will not be blurry
And you’ll sing a happy song

Sorry for all the stress
That I caused when I wouldn’t eat
Sorry for the mess
I made when I wasn’t very neat

But don’t worry
Cause soon I will be gone

Drowning

Trapped
Trying to get out
Stuck in the middle of nowhere
Treading to stay alive
Waiting for help to arrive
It never does

Head slowly slipping
Slipping down in to the waters
First,
My arms tire out
Limp
And unable to move
Then,
My legs give way
All hope is gone
And I’m going deeper,
And deeper,
And deeper,
Into the depths of the sea

Barely alive,
Water filling
To the bottom of my lungs,
Trying to breathe,
Can’t,
Unconscious,
Drowning,
Drowning in the Sea,
Of Homework

Tick Tock

Tick tock tick tock
Tossing, turning
In my bed
I can’t fall asleep

Tick tock tick tock
Glancing at my clock I said
If I fall asleep right now
I’ll get six hours of sleep

Tick tock tick tock
One sheep, two sheep
Three sheep, four sheep
Why am I counting sheep?

Tick tock tick tock
Glancing at my clock I said
If I fall asleep right now
I’ll get five hours of sleep

Tick tock tick tock
How am I going to pass my test?
I should study again right now
But I really need to sleep

Tick tock tick tock
Glancing at my clock I said
If I fall asleep right now
I’ll get four hours of sleep

Tick tock tick tock
Reading a book, I thought
Maybe this will help me fall asleep
But then I turn the last page

Tick tock tick tock
Glancing at my clock I said
If I fall asleep right now
I’ll get three hours of sleep

Tick tock tick tock
Five sheep, six sheep
Seven sheep, eight sheep
Argh! Why am I counting sheep again?

Tick tock tick tock
Glancing at my clock I said
If I fall asleep right now
I’ll get two hours of sleep

Tick tock tick tock
I realized
That this is bad
For my brain and health

Tick tock tick tock
Glancing at my clock I said
If I fall asleep right now
Then I’ll get one hour of sleep

Tick tock tick tock
Tick tock tick

Tock tick

 

Tock…

Rnnnnnnnnnggg!
Glancing at my clock I said
It’s time to wake up?
But I only got one hour of sleep

ps

I don’t really have any comment-prompting-questions for you today. Well, I guess I should ask you about the poems. Yea, good idea. Here we go: Which poem hit you the most? For me, it’s the last one because I know what he’s writing about. I might talk about not being able to fall asleep myself sometime. I can say from experience that it’s one of the WORST THINGS EVER.

Also, oops, I haven’t mentioned this yet, but all of those poems were written by Jonathan. His blog, Mr. Zapato, is one of my favorite ever, even though it only has a single lonely post right now (Jonathan, where did you chicken post go???). It’s a Liebster Award, which I tagged him for. His answers are hilarious.

I have asked him SO MANY TIMES to start blogging again, but unfortunately, it hasn’t happened yet.  Maybe he’ll listen if you spam him with nice comments?

21 thoughts on “When you don’t know what to write about so you ask a friend to lend you the poems he wrote for school”

  1. Wow, these poems are really relatable, especially the last one. i really like the one about music as well. The homework one is painful but funny at the same time. I think that “But Soon I Will Be Gone” is the saddest poem here. It don’t know, but it makes me really sad. Tell Jonathan thank you, and thank YOU for sharing them with us!

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    1. I agree, the last one is very relatable. Haha, YES about the homework one. Painful but funny: that is so true. Oh my goodness, that one breaks my heart a little bit. Ahh, I will!! And you’re welcome, and thank you for the very kind comment!

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  2. Whoa, these poems are AMAZING. I can’t choose a favorite. The first made me smile, the second made me want to cry, same with the third, and the fourth…I have experienced that, so I related. Bravo Jonathan! 👏🏼(That may not be the correct word to cheer on a poet, but oh well.)

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    1. AH THANK YOU. Here were my feelings, they’re a bit flipped: the first and second made me want to cry, the third made me laugh, and the fourth hit home. Haha, I wonder what is the right word?

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  3. This is a bit irrelevant (from an old post) but since we were standard testing this week in school I checked out one of the books you recommended, Far From the Tree, and it was fantastic! I don’t have time to read much anymore, so when I do I try to pick the best possible book. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    1. Irrelevant thoughts are as cool as relevant ones. I’m sorry you had standard testing, but HURRAY it gave you time to read. AH, giving a successful recommendation is one of the best feelings. Wait, I want to hear more of your thoughts! I came very, very close to tears several times.

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      1. I’m not a particularly emotional person so I didn’t cry, but this book had the sweetest moments. It’s very relatable and very unrelatable simultaneously but that’s what makes it good. Speaking of recommendations, have you read the book I’ll Give You the Sun?

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      2. I KNOW. The sibling interaction is so good! That is a very good way of describing the book. Yes, I have! Well, kind of. I started reading it while at Barnes and Noble and skimmed to the end. Okay, this is probably not what you want to hear, but I didn’t like it.

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      3. Recently I finished Dividing Eden, and another autobiography Jackie’s Girl, which follows Jackie O from the perspective of her longtime personal assistant. They were both great (yeah, this week was boring)!

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      4. Ooh wait, I think I’ve seen the cover of Dividing Eden before. It’s very distinct. Ah, both of them sound interesting! They’re going on my TBR. Haha, I’m jealous that your week was boring.

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