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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Update: Performance of the Year – Competition

Last week, I managed not to be eliminated in the first round of voting show-cased on A star is born – the photo op for this year’s “Performance of the Year” at The Public Blogger and secured 4th place thanks to all of you!

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Round two of eliminations begin tomorrow night on Sunday October 18th, at 7:00 PM PT. This week’s show will feature solo and collaborative performances and I expect the remaining eight (nine including myself) artists to deliver award worthy performances, which you won’t want to miss. I’ll share the show here; so that you can take it all in and then cast your votes at the polls even if it’s not for me.

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An audio shout-out from Hip Hop artist and competitor, H-Y Loco, and links to the (remaining) nominees sites:

 

Topic: Those Quirky Rules of Grammar and Punctuation

Once upon a time, I shared insights and tid-bits from the monthly writers club meetings that I attend regularly, and since I haven’t written much on my own lately I thought it might be a good time to pick that habit back up.  So tune in next week when I share information acquired from the learning session… I’m hopeful that my serial comma offender will be incarcerated for life.

 

Filled With Glee

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I do remember when it use to be
Something special between you and me
But over time we forgot how to clearly see
The beauty held in our hands that’s wild and free
To come and go and do exactly as we very well please
Cause it is our universe now, and we hold all of the keys
Opening new adventures on the road to life’s shopping spree
Capturing special moments in a mason jar filled with personal glee

All Great Fortune’s

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It’s been a long-standing tradition that every time you read a fortune out loud that you append “In Bed,” to make it more… shall we say, entertaining. However, while entertaining potential clients it hardly seemed appropriate to honor aforementioned tradition, yet I couldn’t help but adding it in my mind. Apparently, this tradition is shared by many others because the young lady sitting next to me leaned in to show me her fortune and whispered at my ear, “If only fortunes were true, I wouldn’t be sitting here next to you.” I couldn’t help but sinker as I read her fortune; “Your destined love has arrived and will take care of you forever, “In Bed.””

 

 

~A quickie in response to Ermilia’s Picture It & Write

Our Beautiful World

 

My sight is filled with the wondrous colors of the world. Luscious greenery surrounds and produces oxygen to breathe, which fills our lungs with the precious life. Various shades of brown offering rich, nutrient soil that allows the seeds sowed to take root and grow bounties to strengthen life. Ominous grey clouds that hang over purposely to pour down to replenish the parched land and lips. The vibrant colors of flowers and herbs scenting the air, flavoring our dishes, brightening our spirits, and providing home-made remedies. It’s amazing really, the natural beauty that is available to be seen, everywhere.

 

~In 100 words precisely.