“I’m leaving my cage on the ground.”
Welcome to the show of my life.
Where I am a monkey on display.
I’ll do what you want as I dream of the knife.
Feeling my dreams wither away.
This is my life, a soul in a cage.
A parrot being told what to say.
I’ll put on my mask and dance on the stage.
You speak and so I obey.
I am a flower wilting in a cave.
Desperate for the light of the sun.
I’ll get out of here, I’ve got to be brave.
Before I’m completely undone.
“Let’s get lost.”
I want to take a journey with you.
I want to see all the beautiful places.
I want to see how you look with the sea behind you.
I want to see how the setting sun looks in your eyes.
I want to drive all night and contemplate the universe.
I just want to leave the world behind and find a new world with you.
(c) T. Winns2015
I was hunting the web-o-sphere looking for 30 day writing challenges and came across 30 Days of music by tumblr blogger SadisticYellowBird.
30 Days of Music: A Writing Challenge
Rules: For each day, post a piece of writing (short story, poem, etc.) based on a song. In essence, write a story around the feelings/ memories the song evokes, based on the songs concept, or around a line of lyric (if applicable) that really resonates within. For every post, link a YouTube video of the song before the writing.
The list of music given spanned many genres and so it intrigued me. I love discovering new to me music and I had never blogged for 30 days in a row. So here we go, Day 1.
“It was lifelike. It was over me. It was so low. It was so heavy.”
You were an unexpected storm, forceful and destructive.
I had no time to prepare for the damage left behind.
Your clouds and your power although they were seductive,
had fear and misery made in their design.
You were gone as quickly as you arrived,
gone to another unsuspecting fool.
Despite it all the best parts of me survived.
your deception and lesson are now my fuel.