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emilys
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@zdemarco
I like to make my titles hint at what the poem’s about. I changed the titles on a couple of them because I interpreted them differently. like this one
http://writeaboutnothing.blogspot.com/2011/07/sing-poetry-schmoetry.html
When I first wrote the poem it was more depressing, just about losing yourself. That’s when it was untitled or something like “where’s the music?”. Then when I had my first son I finished the poem so it ended with a sort of redemption. I was so focused on the babyness that I named it “Lullaby”. Now another three or four years later I read it again and decided it would be better as “Song” because, well, if I think about it it’s really about being brave enough to sing, or rather, put yourself out there, and share your talents.

A lot of people would say to leave it how it was originally was, don’t lose the emotion of the moment, and go ahead and write a new poem instead of tampering with an old one. I think that this poem though is kind of an ode to life and and needed the change.

There I shared some poetry, haha. I was wondering why I didn’t see any posted in the forum.