As with movie quotations, song lyrics offer a chance to cull some inspiration from their expression. Find something you like in one of these, or take a line from a song of your choosing and use it as an epigram upon which to base your poem. Be sure to credit the line to the artist/song or composer/song.

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.
None but ourselves can free our minds.”
― Bob Marley

“Would you destroy something perfect in order to make it beautiful?”
― Gerard Way

“We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…”
― John Lennon

“I gave her my heart but she wanted my soul…”
― Bob Dylan

“I’d trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.”
― Kris Kristofferson

“Lose your dream, you lose your mind.”
― The Rolling Stones

“These are the seasons of emotion,
and like the winds, they rise and fall.”
― Led Zeppelin

“All you need is love.”
― John Lennon

“And each one there has one thing shared;
They have sweated beneath the same sun,
Look up in wonder at the same moon,
And wept when it was all done,
For being done too soon.”
― — Neil Diamond.

“Love Is Not A choice”
― Brendon Urie