Sunday, June 21, 2009

Poetry Train Monday - 106 - I'm Ready


Last Thursday I posted thirteen songs that I picked from my various YouTube playlists. For today's found poetry, I've taken several lines from each song that I posted and have reworked those lines into a poem.

Ride the Poetry Train!


I'm Ready


The line I shoot will never miss
Now I'm ready to close my eyes
I'm telling you it's not a trick
And I feel awkward, as I should

And now I'm ready to feel your hand
Strike me down
Give me everything you've got
You should see my scars

So what if you can see the darkest side of me
Sometimes I scare myself - I just can't let it go
Erase and rewind
You're on your own now

And when do you think it will all become clear?
Sometimes, the first thing you want never comes
Change your heart
It will astound you

I'll be everything I'm not
You're liable to get licked
I'm still caged inside
Do I really want this?

I can't escape this hell
I said it's fine before
Hey baby can you bleed like me?
Your rescue squad is too exhausted

It’s been shitty
And if you complain once more
You'll meet an army of me
Everybody's gotta learn sometime

Pieces are falling I can't seem to make them stay
Help me believe it's not the real me
Lose my heart on the burning sands
The way I make love to 'em

Pay attention, don't be thick
They can't resist
C'mon baby can you bleed like me
This club has got to be the most pretentious thing

Sometimes, the last thing you want comes in first
I'm tearing away
Yes, I said it's fine before
'Cuz I'm being taken over by the Fear

Sometimes...
I know, the waiting is all you can do
And now I'm ready to close my mind
Strike me down

Change your heart
I've changed my mind
Just try to comprehend that which you'll never comprehend
We won't save you

Everything happens for reasons I just don't know
Can you believe it?
But I don't think so no more
I take it back

Look around you
So many
Times
I've tried


















Original text by:

Lily Allen / Bjork / Bo Diddley / Drowning Pool / Finger Eleven / Serge Gainsbourg / Garbage / Adam Gontier / Matthew Hales / The Korgis / April March / Nina Persson / Sneaker Pimps / Barry Stock / The Stooges / Peter Svensson

Richard Wells says This is an interesting experiment. One of the founders of Dada was almost lynched for composing a poem out of random words from a newspaper. Those were the days when people cared...

Gautami Tripathy says I liked how it flowed. I know it isn't easy but you do it seamlessly.

Fledgling Poet says This all came together so seamlessly... Loved it!

10 comments:

Richard Wells said...

This is an interesting experiment. Are you familiar with the Dadaists, and Wm Burroughs? Tristan Tzara, one of the founders of Dada was almost lynched for composing a poem out of random words from a newspaper. Those were the days when people cared...

Julia Smith said...

Richard - I've been doing a year of found poetry on my blog. I've been really happy with it so far. Many pieces of found material were my own prose fiction scenes, so I could claim the poem as my own. But for these poems crafted from the words of others, I don't sign my name to them.

gautami tripathy said...

You do found poetry very well. I liked how it flowed. I know it isn't easy but you do it seamlessly.

deathless ghosts

Fledgling Poet said...

This all came together so seamlessly...what a beautiful poem. Loved it!

anthonynorth said...

It all fitted together excellently.
Nicely done.

totomai said...

interesting! reading this one aloud you can actually make a song out of it.

i bet its a challenging task for you. but you did it very well

kimmirich said...

Really interesting and well done!!
hugs

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent - this works so very well~

Jeeves said...

Nice one....Love the flow.

Nara Malone said...

Well done. I like the way you weave it all together and make it seem like it was born in this form.