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Taylor Swift Shakes Off The Haters In The Poem She Wrote For Her First ‘Reputation’ Era ‘Vogue’ Cover

Now that Taylor Swift’s Reputation is out in the world, Swift is back to re-establishing herself as a magazine queen: Aside from her own magazines she released with the new album, she was just one of a few people collectively named Time magazine’s “Person Of The Year,” and she’s also covering the January issue of Vogue‘s UK edition.

Aside from a stylish photoshoot, the upcoming Vogue issue also includes a new poem penned by Swift: In “The Trick To Holding On,” she writes about dealing with haters and the adversity by respecting yourself and learning to let go.

Read “The Trick To Holding On” below.

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

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