Teach Me

Can you teach me how to live
When I am apart from my air?
Can you teach me how to give
If I don’t have any more care?

Can you teach me how to fly
When I dropped all my wings?
Can you teach me how to cry
If I forgot the relief it brings?

Can you teach me how to adore
When the one I love is away?
Can you teach me how to roar
If I have nothing to shout or say?

Can you teach me how to fret
When I am surrounded by danger?
Can you teach me how to forget
That I am in love with a stranger?

by Rita El Khoury

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Repeating the same opening is an extremely over-used technique, so over-used that it's one of the most common cliches in poetry.