I had to write a “found poem” for my Teaching Reading and Writing Comprehension for Grades 6-12 class. What I did was created a poem about loss through different lines from some of my favourite songs. I want you to guess where the lines are from (Song/Artists) and try to get as many right.. here’s a hint: it’s a 14 line sonnet but there are more than 14 songs listed. Good luck, your prize will be unreal!
Memory will rust and erode into lists of all that you gave
I had asked myself, do you know what you’re getting yourself into?
It’s happened once again, I’ll turn to a friend, with nothing to lose, nothing to do
My best friend, you stand by me, and you believe in me, like nobody ever may
I’m begging you to forgive me, while I feel the waves come crash into me
Help me believe in anything, ‘cause I want to be someone who believes
Made us think we were wise and never compromise, I b’lieve
Maybe one day wake up and this will all just be a dream?
Can’t help thinking, remember it’s times like these we learn to live again
So many relationships in this life, but only one or two will last
Sad I never said thank you for that, thought I might get one more chance
But every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end
It’s a great day to be alive, sun still shining when I close my eyes
Those were the best days of my life, back in the summer of ’69.