Free Verse - RED by Taylor Swift

11 April 2013

Hello Kota Kinabalu! 

Yes I'm BACK! And ready to rumble..

I was thinking of what to blog about, and although I have quite a few travelogues to write, my heart just wasnt in it. Instead of writing half-heartedly, an idea popped into my head, so I decided to give it a go. 

I wanted to challenge myself to create a sort of poem (I'm not too familiar with the different genres of writing, but I think this can be called free verse - do correct me if I'm wrong!) using a line from every song in a certain album. I was feeling very jiwang (emo / sentimental / melancholic in Malay) at the time, and was being the teenage girl I secretly still am, listening to Taylor Swift's RED. So here’s my take on it - all 19 songs!

It was like slow motion,
As I’m looking around the room.
I never saw you coming,
And I’ll never be the same.

You throw your head back laughing,
Like a little kid. 
Don’t you see the starlight,
Don’t you dream impossible things?

All I’ve seen is freckles and your smile,
I just wanna know you better.
I used to think we were forever,
I used to say never say never.

You’ve been getting closer and closer,
Crossing so many lines.
I hear the sound of my own voice,
Asking you to stay.
You took the time to memorize me,
My fears, my hopes, and dreams.
We had a beautiful, magic love affair,
But words, how little they mean.

Everything will be alright,
If you keep me next to you.
But now you don’t feel pretty,
Now you just feel used.

Darling it was good,
Never looking down.
But when I fell hard,
You took a step back.

In dreams,
I meet you in warm conversation.
It takes everything in me not to call you,
I wish I could run to you.

All those times I let you in,
Just for you to go again.
This is when the feeling sinks in,
I don’t wanna miss you like this.

Moving on from him is impossible,
When I still see it all in my head.  
I might be ok,
But I’m not fine at all. 

Let me know what you think, and whether you think I should try to tackle another album any time soon!

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  2. This need to be recorded with a music with you singing it. Can or not? :P

    1. I'm taking it you liked the writing right..? Let's not spoil that with my voice.. Hahaha!

  3. congrats on the below 100 list~ =D