Tag: poetry

Pacify

« Family » by Jo Christian Oterhals

At some point during this past winter, I thought it would be interesting to see if I could come up with a bunch of songs that I could play on my own, without the need of a backing band. I had always wanted to try my luck at busking, but because of the demands of Poligraf, I never really had the chance to build a repertoire of original songs that require only guitar and vocals, without additional arrangements. Eventually I imagined that 30 songs would be enough, so I set out to write as much in time for the sunny season, and actually reached that goal on June 27th, when I completed the words to « 67th Heaven. » (...)   

Outgrow

That which you can’t abide
Embrace as if a friend
Once you two have allied
No thing will make you bend

That which you can’t escape
Welcome as a teacher
You will never espouse
More talented lover

That which you won’t challenge
Can’t ever make you wise
But that which you surpass
In freedom makes you rise

That which you merely change
Comes back in a new guise
But that which you outgrow
Won’t again meet your eyes

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