Day 1 of NaPoWriMo.
Today’s prompt: Write a poem that has the same first line as another poem.
As a song is basically a poem to music, I am going to write a poem with the same first line as a song, and in keeping with April Fool, the original song’s title will contain the word “fool”. I’ll let you know what it was at the end.
Don’t Let Go
You don’t know me, but I know who you are,
I’ve seen that look before.
A million and one times in the bathroom mirror,
Alone, confused, so unsure.
You think that you have to face it alone,
Yet that’s so far from the truth.
Don’t let go, it will pass, don’t you know there are great things for you to do.
Take a seat, lend me an ear, I was there myself,
Too tired to think or pray.
My dreams were tattered, not a hope had survived,
I thought they’d been washed away.
But we’re not quitters, we’ve got what it takes,
And you’ll start to see the truth.
Don’t let go, it will pass, don’t you know there are great things in store for you.
You may think I don’t know your pain,
You’d be surprised what I’ve been through.
Just like you I’ve been kicked ’round and let down,
But I grew strong and so will you.
No, please don’t thank me, just stand tall,
Don’t let that spark disappear.
You’ve got it in you, I know you do,
Your faith is stronger than fear.
And I hope one day that you’ll see me and say,
That you know I spoke the truth.
You didn’t let go, and it passed, don’t you know there’s a greatness inside of you.
Okay, that was loads of fun, and it felt incredible to write again – I just wish I’d chosen a song with a more regular meter for the first shot! (By the way, it was Lee Ann Womack’s “The Fool” – fantastic song!)