Souls and Why I Wonder About Them

December 29, 2008
By Shelby Varian, Castleton, NY

What are we but two souls?
You and me.
We’re a soul all its own.
How can we be anything more than that?
I’ll wonder about it

But what is a soul?
It was a politically significant form of music in the 60’s.
We eat it when we feel like dying.
It’s also a weapon based fighting game by Namco.

To me, I think its something that makes you, you.
Without it, you’d be soulless, just like anyone else who doesn’t have a soul.
You’d blend, you wouldn’t be you. You wouldn’t be what I love you for.
I’ll wonder about it.

I wonder about you. About how I’m going to fix you,
You feel what they’ve done to you more than you should.
I’ll fix what you’re mother did, she thinks you aren’t good enough.

Good enough for her, but you’re more than I ever could ask for.

I’ll save you from your father, who wishes you were never born.

Sure, he wishes that, but that’s all I’m thankful for.

Why is your soul so much more worthy in my hands than in there’s?
I’ll wonder about it

Souls are different.
Your parents souls don’t like you’re soul.
I hate their souls, you love my soul, and we’re all different.

I guess the only thing you and me can do is wonder about them.
We can wonder together, about our souls,
And why they work,
And why they make us wonder

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This article has 7 comments.

kyle said...
on Jan. 14 2009 at 2:58 am
beautiful. really, i should make this into a song. if, i could.. but i'm not that talented. great job shelbs.

laylalolita said...
on Jan. 12 2009 at 11:01 pm
this is very powerful. a tad bid cliche, with the whole parents hating the kid thing, but it sort of works.

miketheman said...
on Jan. 12 2009 at 9:58 pm
shelbs, this is deep, does jack know about this? i'll show him tomorrow in study hall.

on Jan. 12 2009 at 8:19 pm
shelby, this is adorable. and i totally know who you're talking about. he's a cutie, with the mohawk and piercings that could stab you. but otherwise, you should really publish this some where.

on Jan. 12 2009 at 12:59 am
you should send me everything else you write. you are a beautiful writer. you should show some of this stuff to ms. perry, or take creative writing, you'd be awesome. I LOVE YOU, and your soul, lol.


chrislovesit said...
on Jan. 12 2009 at 12:35 am
Shelby, again, you're such a beautiful poet. The writers voice his funny, how you can explain things like you're speaking to some one, but its still so poetic. Kudos on this one.

on Jan. 12 2009 at 12:24 am
this is so cute. i love how its like real world.


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