Friday, April 9, 2010

#8 In The Back Of My Mind A Voice Speaks, Spells Out The Master Plan

NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is an annual project in which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. This is my attempt at 30 poems in 30 days.

It grates against me like singing a different key
A half beat slower and way too loud
It isn't natural, this restriction
Its wrong like a broken finger on a fretboard
It drains me more than when you have to dissect a song,
Tearing it apart with these hands, desecrating it before they understand.
Why not let the song lead you? Listen to what it has to say?
Let it into your heart and out again
Let it show you what to play.
Because some songs are weapons loaded with the right words
So sing what needs to be heard

We've branded truth as selfish pride
And pride often exists in the shadows, in solitude.
And sometimes humility is called into the spotlight
where they are crucified and cursed for the attention they receive
Some callings require a sacrifice of fame or fortune
On some days, that might just be easier then having to embrace it.

- Daryl Goh

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