Levels of Crazy

 

It never ceases to amaze me
How many levels there are to crazy
When you stand back and look
You realize it’s not a fictional book

Memoirs at fingertips, waiting
All the while I’m here anticipating
The backlash that has me debating
If the truth is even worth saying

The Who, when, where and why
Changed to protect innocent lives
From the incriminating evidence
To keep from being that elephant

The Long Haul

You can’t be in it just for a day
Your heart needs to be committed to stay
Knowing that there’ll be barriers along the way
To overcome by being honest – mean what you say

Now listen to what isn’t being said
I want you to get it all out of your head
Our words are meant to be shared, spoken and read
So give yourself the permission needed to move ahead

Hunker down it’ll be a long haul
Don’t be afraid I’ll catch you if you fall
Always remember that you’ll never please them all
It’s up to you now, there’s no time left to waste or stall

 


Prompt from Saturday (thanks Judy!) and for my friends over at the IECWC.

Flamingo Pink – CYW

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Think!
It’s Flamingo Pink

There’s no rhyme
That comes to mind
“So What,” she sings
Young girls believe
Wearing VS fashions
Splayed across asses
How did this happen?
The Pink Panther
A cartoon character,
Or a mixed drink?
Both bring laughter
On painted lips,
And kept fingertips
Driving Barbie’s car
This has gone too far

-In response to today’s color prompt over at JNW’s color your world.

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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