Here's The Poem Taylor Swift Wrote For Vogue

Here's The Poem Taylor Swift Wrote For Vogue
Laura Bracken
Laura Bracken

7 Dec 2017

Taylor Swift is the cover star of British Vogue's January edition.

Instead of conducting an interview with the magazine, she instead wrote a poem exclusively for her spread. 

In the poem, she reflects on her past, the lessons in friendship in love that she has learned, as she moves onto the next chapter of her life. 

It's called The Trick To Holding On 

Let go of the ones who hurt you 
Let go of the ones you outgrow
Let go of the words they hurl your way 
as you’re walking out the door 
The only thing cut and dry 
In this hedge-maze life 
Is the fact that their words will cut 
but your tears will dry 

They don’t tell you this when you are young
You can’t hold on to everything 
Can’t show up for everyone 
You pick your poison 
Or your cure 
Phone numbers you know by heart 
And the ones you don’t answer any more

Hold on to the faint recognition in 
the eye of a stranger 
As it catches you in its lustrous net 
How quickly we become intertwined 
How wonderful it is to forget 
All the times your intuition failed you 
But it hasn’t killed you yet
Hold on to childlike whims and moonlight 
swims and your blazing self-respect 

And if you drive the roads of this town
Ones you’ve gone down so many times before 
Flashback to all the times
Life nearly ran you off the road 
But tonight your hand is steady 
Suddenly you’ll know 
The trick to holding on
Was all that letting go 

Taylor Swift