Gratitude

I’m thankful for each breath that averts death
With good health dealt by a spiritual wealth
A warm and cozy bed, the roof over my head
The Sandman’s conveyances off to dreamland

Food that feeds a mouth the words to speak
Loud music played easing all troubles away
A safe hand to hold as all the mysteries unfold
Taking it one day at a time to fill-up a lifetime

-This is from last Saturday’s writers meeting, and was inspired by the seven minute writing prompt given by our clubs President, Judy. You can visit her site here:

https://judykohnen.wordpress.com

Chasing the Dream – Competition/Collaboration

Written by: Kelly Lewis
Performed by: John Akers (my nephew & Rock Star)

When you can’t wait any longer to figure it out
Or for someone else to show you around
Cause all you have is right here and now
You don’t know how, but make that vow

Keep chasing the dream
Of who you’re meant to be

Stumble alone through defeated crowds
Pour your bleeding heart out, loud
Fight to standout and get it all down
With both feet on the ground get lost within the sound

Keep chasing the dream
Of who you’re meant to be

Raise your voice above the noise
Working hard to tear down and destroy
The fantasy of living reality
Of who you’re destined to be

Original piece featured on 10/25/15, in A star is born: an all around artist as part of a competition for 2015 Best Performance of The Year in The Neighborhood. This week’s performances pushed artistic boundaries out of the zone. I composed my first song, and a brilliant 14 year-old wrote accompanying music and recorded it in record time, under 24 hours. The voting polls are still open, please click on the links above to view the entire show and cast your vote(s). As of the half-way point I was climbing to the top, and was last reported at #2.  Let’s try to make this a #1 Hit, tell all of your friends ~ Thank you! 🙂

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Our Legacy

Forlorn is the spirit that does not have a home
Within a beating heart of another to call its own
Seeking permanent shelter the weary soul roams
Through emotional turmoil heightened by alone

Personal endeavors that drive strangers together
Divine powers intercede to raise an eternal dynasty
Creating strong family bonds that endure forever
Values and traditions bestowed upon a living legacy

Extending ourselves to others exchanging needs
Surrounded by people with intellectual variety
Gatherings in communities by those who believe
In forming distinct units within larger society

Wealthy are the hearts with cultural immunity
Held together by rich diversity’s home of beauty

(c) Kelly Lewis 2015

This was written for The Neighborhood as part of a competition show that I featured in last night with eight other nominees. If you enjoyed this piece please go to A star is born – solo performances to see the other performers. I appreciate your readership and support!