Jabiz again. A few nights ago, I was reading student blogs and came across this stunning poem by one of my grade 8 students- Michelle. She is extremely talented and a bit music obsessed like me. Take a look at her work here.

Back to the poem. I couldn’t help but think that these words would make a great song. I have decided to play around with them a bit and have asked her to do the same. Maybe you can help us out too. What can you do with them? Maybe we can all bring these words to song together. Let us know if you are interested.

lachrymose and weary

What if pain was more than an emotion?
What if pain scarred your insides,
made your heart bleed
broke your bones
and bruised your skin?
If that’s the case, I must be in pieces.

What if paranoia was a disease;
taking you over muscle by muscle.

What if inadequacy was a condition;
and only the flawless were truly normal.

What if honesty was only another word for lies;
“I will” another way to say “I won’t”?

What if life was just a game;
and winning was only the beginning;
lovers only to throw you off your path;
friends only there for empty promises;
enemies as the only listeners.

What if nothing meant anything?