It’s time for another playlist poem; more specifically, Playlist Poem #5.  This poem has been inspired by music from some great artists including Fleetwood Mac, Ed Sheeran, Oasis, Damien Rice and Guns N Roses.

If you want to give this challenge a go yourself, choose ten-fifteen of your favourite songs and choose a line from each to create a short poem. I’ll post the song titles and artists beneath the poem. I hope you like it.


You touched my hand, I played it cool,
watching all the ground beneath you drop.
I’m nursing an empty bottle,
caught up in circles of confusion.

Your drug is a heart-breaker,
Each morning I get up and die a little.
She’s got eyes of the bluest skies,
but love taught me to lie.

I give my gun away when it’s loaded,
blue for the tears, black for the night’s fears,
and the smell of you in every dream I dream.

The ghosts of my life blow wilder than before.
So just let me know and I’ll be at the door.
You can’t give me the dreams that are mine anyway.

Seven Wonders by Fleetwood Mac
High & Dry by Radiohead
Happier by Ed Sheeran
Time after Time by Cyndi Lauper
Say It Aint So by Weezer
Somebody to Love by Queen
Sweet Child of Mine by Guns N Roses
Cannonball by Damien Rice
9 Crimes by Damien Rice
I Don’t Wanna Talk About It by Rod Stewart
Hey Soul Sister by Train
Ghosts by Japan
Meet Me in the Hallway by Harry Styles
Half the World Away by Oasis


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