I’m conducting a Writing Club at St. Mary’s School for 25 girls from classes VI and VII. Every time I give them a writing assignment, I will be publishing the work I like best on my blog. I will be editing the work very slightly, if at all.
This week, each girl wrote a poem inspired by a piece of music of her choice. I chose this one, by Jayde MacFarland from class VII, because I enjoyed the rhythm of the poem.
On what inspired her, Jayde wrote:
This poem is based on pop music. I felt inspired to do this as it is the kind of music I really listen to. Whenever it comes to country and jazz, I fall asleep. Pop is a modern style of music and many people have contributed to it, which is why it inspires me.
Pop! Goes the Music
– Jayde MacFarland
I need a beat, I need a song,
I need some words to sing along.
I don’t need rhythm, I don’t need blues,
No jizz or jazz or country clues.
I don’t like rip, I don’t like rap,
And techno sounds worse than a clap,
I need some music for my soul,
No rocks or stones or dirt in a hole.
And this is music to my ears,
And this is music for my years
Yes, this is music for my peers
Pop! Goes the music.