First Love – Adele

So little to say but so much time,

Despite my empty mouth the words are in my mind.

Please wear the face, the one where you smile,

Because you lighten up my heart when I start to cry.
Forgive me first love, but I’m tired.

I need to get away to feel again.

Try to understand why,

don’t get so close to change my mind.

Please wipe that look out of your eyes,

it’s bribing me to doubt myself;

Simply, it’s tiring.
This love has dried up and stayed behind,

And if I stay I’ll be a lie

Then choke on words I’d always hide.

Excuse me first love, but we’re through.

I need to taste a kiss from someone new.
Forgive me first love, but I’m too tired.

I’m bored to say the least and I, I lack desire.

Forgive me first love,

Forgive me first love,

Forgive me first love,

Forgive me first love,

Forgive me,

Forgive me first love,

Forgive me first love

Love Will Remember – Selena Gomez 

[Voicemail:]

Hey babe it’s me, I just wanted to call to tell you that

I love you so so so so much,

Just wanted to let you know that you are my princess,

You are worthy of all of the love in the world,

You are the love of my life.
Now’s all we got,

And time can’t be bought,

I know it inside my heart

Forever will forever be ours,

Even if we try to forget,

Love will remember
[Verse 1:]

You said you loved me,

I said I loved you back,

What happened to that?

What happened to that?
All your promises,

And all them plans we had,

What happened to that?

What happened to that?
Boom gone,

Yeah, we move on

Even if we try to forget
[Chorus:]

Love will remember you,

And love will remember me,

I know it inside my heart,

Forever will, forever be ours,

Even if we try to forget,

Love will remember [x5]
[Verse 2:]

The trips we dreamed of takin’,

The tacks left on the map,

What happened to that?

What happened to that?
When all you had was nothing,

And all we did was laugh,

What happened, what happened,

What happened to that?
Boom gone,

Yeah, we move on

Even if we try to forget
[Chorus:]

Love will remember you,

And love will remember me,

I know it inside my heart,

Forever will, forever be ours,

Even if we tried to forget

Love will remember [x9]
[Bridge:]

Break down the walls,

Let heaven in.

Somewhere in forever

We’ll dance again.

We used to be inseparable.

I used to think that I was irreplaceable.

We lit the whole world up

Before we blew it up.

I still don’t know just how we screwed it up

Forever [x3]
[Chorus:]

Love will remember you,

And love will remember me,

I know it inside my heart,

Forever will, forever be ours,

Even if we tried to forget

Love will remember [x9]

I Want You To Know – Salena Gomez 

[Partial Chorus:]I want you to know that it’s our time

You and me bleed the same light

I want you to know that I’m all yours

You and me run the same course
[Verse 1:]

I’m slippin’ down a chain reaction

And here I go, here I go, here I go, go

And once again, I’m yours in fractions

It takes me down, pulls me down, pulls me down low
[Pre-Chorus:]

Honey, it’s rainin’ tonight

But storms always have an eye, have an eye

Tell me your cover tonight

Or tell me lies, tell me lies, lies, lies…
[Chorus:]

I want you to know that it’s our time

You and me bleed the same light

I want you to know that I’m all yours

You and me, we’re the same force

I want you to know that it’s our time

You and me bleed the same light

I want you to know that I’m all yours

You and me run the same course
[Post-Chorus:]

I want you to know that it’s our time

You and me bleed the same light
[Verse 2:]

I’m better under your reflection

But did you know, did you know, did you know, know

That’s anybody else that’s met ya

It’s all the same, all the same, all the same glow
[Pre-Chorus]
[Chorus]
[Drop:]

You and me run the same course

She – Alice Walker

She is the one 

who will notice 

that the first snapdragon 

of Spring 

is 

in bloom; 
She is the one 

who will tell the most 

funny 

complicated 

joke. 
She is the one 

who will surprise you 

by knowing the difference 

between turnips 

and collard 

Greens; 
& between biscuits 

& scones. 
She is the one who knows where 

to take you 

for dancing 

or where the food 

& the restaurant’s 

decor 

are not 

to be 

missed. 
She is the one 

who is saintly. 
She is the one 

who reserves the right 

to dress 

like a slut. 
She is the one 

who takes you shopping; 
She is the one 

who knows where 

the best clothes 

are bought 

cheap. 
She is the one 

who warms your 

home 

with her fragrance; 
the one who brings 

music, magic & joy. 
She is the one 

speaking 

the truth 

from her heart. 
She is the one at the bedside 

wedding, funerals 

or divorce 

of all the best people 

you dearly love. 
She is the one 

with courage. 
She is the one 

who speaks 

her bright mind; 
She is the one 

who encourages young & 

old 

to do the same. 
She is the one 

on the picket line, at the barricade, 

at the prison, in jail; 
She is the one 

who is there. 
If they come for me 

& I am at her house 

I know 

she will hide me. 
If I tell her 

where I have hidden 

my heart 

she will keep 

my secret 

safe. 
She is the one 

who 

without hesitation 

comes to my aid & 

my defense. 
She is the one 

who believes 

my side of the story 

First; 
She is the one 

whose heart 

is open. 
She is the one who loves. 
She is the one who makes 

activism 

the most compelling 

because she is the one 

who is irresistable 

her own self. 
She is our sister, our teacher, our friend: 
Gloria Steinem. 
Born 75 years ago 

Glorious 

To your parents 

& still 

Radiant 

Today. 
Happy Birthday, Beloved. 

The grand feast 

Of your noble Spirit 

Has been 

& is the cake 

that nourishes 

Us. 
We thank you for your Beauty 

& your Being. 
Namaste.

 

When You See Water – Alice Walker 

When you see water in a stream 

you say: oh, this is stream 

water; 

When you see water in the river 

you say: oh, this is water 

of the river; 

When you see ocean 

water 

you say: This is the ocean’s 

water! 

But actually water is always 

only itself 

and does not belong 

to any of these containers 

though it creates them. 

And so it is with you.

When You Thought Me Poor – Alice Walker

When you thought me poor, 

my poverty was shaming. 

When blackness was unwelcome 

we found it best 

that I stay home. 
When by the miracle 

of fierce dreaming and hard work 

Life fulfilled our every want 

you found me crassly 

well off; 

not trimly, 

inconspicuously wealthy 

like your rich friends. 
Still black too, 

now 

I owned too much and too many 

of everything. 
Woe is me: I became a 

success! Blackness, who 

knows how? 

Became suddenly 

in! 
What to do? 

Now that Fate appears 

(for the moment anyhow) 

to have dismissed 

abject failure 

in any case? 

Now that moonlight and night 

have blessed me. 
Now that the sun 

unaffected by criticism 

of any sort, 

implacably beams 

the kiss filled magic that creates 

the dark and radiant wonder 

of my face.

Down Behind The Dustbin – Michael Rosen

Down behind the dustbin 

I met a dog called Ted. 

‘Leave me alone,’ he says, 

‘I’m just going to bed.’ 

Down behind the dustbin 

I met a dog called Roger. 

‘Do you own this bin?’ I said. 

‘No. I’m only a lodger.’ 

Down behind the dustbin 

I met a dog called Sue. 

‘What are you doing here?’ I said. 

‘I’ve got nothing else to do.’