tirsdag den 16. maj 2017

[eftertanke] hold on

Denne skrev jeg til mine gymnasieelever i år. Jeg afslutter med alle eleverne her til sommer, og jeg ville så gerne give dem nogle særlige ord med på vejen. Så de fik alle dette, læst op i de sidste moduler vi havde sammen. Sådan er det jo når man er lærer - man skal sige farvel til de unge mennesker, og håbe, at man på trods af alt får sendt dem videre lidt klogere end de var før ... lidt stærkere måske også. Så er det lidt nemmere at sende dem videre i verden, trods alt. 




Hold on

To something
(anyone really)


There was just so much we did not understand
back when it all started


Back when everything was on its way
and when we had to step back a bit too far


To make the ends meet

Back when we fought for happiness
until there was nothing left but raw flesh


Back when we did not quite see
that getting it right is an inherent oxymoron
deceitful at its core


And corefully we went on to fight for happiness

Happiness because of and despite of and offhandedly

close

Sitting in the park with our cheap beers and our to dos

Completely missing the sweet little electrocutions from the needlepoint grass
Completely missing the flirts in the spaces between the people sitting next to us
Completely missing that the beer was good and that the beat of the city
paced itself perfectly

To what really mattered

Holding on to dear life

To what really matters

Hold on










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