A Collection of Original Poetry by Students of Ladysmith High School

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Music of Life ~ Uwais Coetzee

If our lives were a record,
How would yours sound ?
Would I listen to it and get bored ?
Or be surprised by what I found ?
Would you enjoy your song ?
Played on the record player of life,
Repeatedly played on and on 
Replaying every strife.
Would you be shocked 
by what you tried to hide ?
That the door was locked 
when you tried to sneak back inside.
That you found that girl to be pretty,
but the conversation was a bore 
and when she hugged you goodbye you thought she was 'silly'
Because you wanted 'more'.
Had you the option to play your life out loud
on a record player today
in front of people in a crowd ,
would that be okay ?
Be happy about what you've accomplished
yesterday or today.
Be proud of your life and make it something
that you'd be proud to play.

© Uwais Coetzee

Grade 10

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