S: I'm only foolin' myself
FC: Jessica Williams' poetry “Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.” -T.S. Eliot
1: Chosen I was chosen, picked, a second chance. better, loved. An accident turned miracle. A blessing I had no say in. Thank you.
2: Don't Forget to Remember memories all that remains of our summer love innocience your smile, your eyes still can pull me back to that summer don't go, don't forget our summer love how we spent, those days holding hands talking crazy plans first love summer love please, don't forget [written in the imitation of free verse]
3: Thoughts of you playing over in my head, begining to weigh down my hope of things wished long before. Confusion makes the decisions now, when lines of what you said and what you ment all begin to blur. [written in the imitation of Free Verse]
4: POETRY POKER Seasons I stare into the forest and sense danger, a murmur of death. Suddenly I am gripped with anguish, remember a time, a house, a rose. Flowing pleasure. Breath air, listen, but distress sways me, my thoughts are bleary. I am drowsy, my harmony gone. Listen. Changing seasons. Pleasure gone.
5: I turn my head away, but my heart will remain I stop to catch my breah, and I stop to catch your eye, I need you to see me, the way I see you. To be completely honest, you're not like all the rest. The broken in you doesn't make me run. I had the feeling that you'd open up my eyes to a whole new world that had since been in disguise. But, I'm only fooling myself. I've got nineteen stars that I gave your name tonight You're my wish tonight. So i'll sit and pick apart your pictures And overanalyze your words. I'm only fooling myself. [Found poem]
6: Poet/Songwriter comparison Margaret Atwood, a Canadian poet, novelist, and critic; and Kate Voegele, a singer/songwriter, are both alike and very different, but both express amazing songs/poems that are currently being heard and read by everyone, everywhere. Margaret Atwood's poetry is noted for having strong mythological and feminist themes. Her protagonists are usually "everywoman" kind of characters, and she likes to write about everyday people in society. Kate Voegele is alike Margaret Atwood in this way. Kate tends to give an edgy, romantic, and "everywoman" view on love. They both also tend to write about overcoming relatable things in life. A difference is that Kate Voegele's lyrics tend to fall more towards the feelings of the love that every girl goes through and can relate to, where as Margaret Atwood leans more towards an empowering feminist view on love.
7: excerpt from: Margaret Atwood's Variations On the Word Love ...Then there's the two of. This word is far too short for us, it has only four letters, too sparse to fill those deep bare vaccums between the stars that press on us with their deafness. It's not love we don't wish to fall into, but that fear. This word is not enough but it will have to do.... | excerpt from: Kate Voegele's Wish You Were Here I was true as the sky is blue I couldn't soon say the same for you So now I find denial in my eyes I'm mesmerized by the picture that's in my mind Tell me when I'll finally see your shallow heart For what it is 'Cause I don't want to keep on believin' in illusions I've seen your act And I know all the facts I'm still in love with who i wish you were It ain't hard to see Who you are underneath I'm still in love with who I wish you were I wish you were here