Taylor Swift Wrote a Poem Which Is as Pretentious as It Sounds

Taylor Swift is the greatest songwriter of all-time, don’t @ me. And music is just poetry in front of instruments. So, it’s not really a surprise that Taylor Swift writes poetry in her free time.

What is a surprise is that she would publish that poetry in Vogue instead of holding onto it and turning it into a #1 record in a couple of years. Here is the poem that Vogue published by Swift:

The Trick to Holding On

Let go of the ones who hurt you
Let go of the ones you outgrow
Let go of the words they hurl your way
as you’re walking out the door
The only thing cut and dry
In this hedge-maze life
Is the fact that their words will cut
but your tears will dry

They don’t tell you this when you are young
You can’t hold on to everything
Can’t show up for everyone
You pick your poison
Or your cure
Phone numbers you know by heart
And the ones you don’t answer any more

Hold on to the faint recognition in
the eye of a stranger
As it catches you in its lustrous net
How quickly we become intertwined
How wonderful it is to forget
All the times your intuition failed you
But it hasn’t killed you yet
Hold on to childlike whims and moonlight
swims and your blazing self-respect

And if you drive the roads of this town
Ones you’ve gone down so many times before
Flashback to all the times
Life nearly ran you off the road
But tonight your hand is steady
Suddenly you’ll know
The trick to holding on
Was all that letting go

Taylor Swift

None of this rhymes, so I have no clue how it will get stuck in my head for the next week. I’m not even sure it’s any good because I’m not a poetry expert. I’m just going to assume it’s good because Swift can do no wrong.

I’m just failing to see the point of this poem. It’s just a watered down version of “All Too Well”, which is one of her best songs. Don’t read this poem again. Watch/listen to this instead:

[Image: Vogue]

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