Month: March 2019

Song Lyric Sunday

Good morning! Jim Adam’s prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is “Record/Juke Box/DJ/Radio.”

I chose one from Corinne Bailey Rae, a favorite artist of mine, called “Put Your Records On”. I hope you enjoy it.

Have a great Sunday!

Lyrics
Put Your Records On
Corinne Bailey Rae
 
Three little birds sat on my window
And they told me I don't need to worry
Summer came like cinnamon, so sweet
Little girls, double-dutch on the concrete
 
Maybe sometimes we got it wrong, but it's all right
The more things seems to change, the more they stay the same
Ooo, don't you hesitate
 
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
You're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow
 
Blue as the sky, sunburnt and lonely
Sipping tea in the bar by the road side
(Just relax, just relax)
Don't you let those other boys fool you
Gotta love that Afro hairdo
 
Maybe sometimes we feel afraid, but it's all right
The more you stay the same, the more they seem to change
Don't you think it's strange?
 
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
You're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow
 
Just more than I could take
Pity for pity's sake
Some nights kept me awake
I thought that I was stronger
When you gonna realize that you don't even have to try any longer?
Do what you want to
 
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
Girl, put your records on, tell me your favorite song
You go ahead, let your hair down
Sapphire and faded jeans
I hope you get your dreams
Just go ahead, let your hair down
Ooo, you're gonna find yourself somewhere, somehow

Songwriters: John Beck / Steve Chrisanthou / Corinne Bailey Rae
Put Your Records On lyrics © Global Talent Publishing, Spirit /Global Talent Music,
Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Inc.

Double Life

Double Life

Soaring as high as a kite
Head in the clouds 
Heart racing, feeling giddy
Until the darkness enshrouds
 
Living dually
in darkness and light
Freedom rationed 
Day is sometimes night
 
Happiness snatched away
In an instant
Scorned for indulgences
Always persistent 
 
Sometimes trapped in limbo
Unsure of where to go
Nerves stretched to the limit 
Then kneaded like dough
 
Moments of ecstasy 
Outweighing the agony
Living for the highs
Risking the calumny
 
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Instant

Kite

Dough

Scorn

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The Calling

The Calling


A world of silence
beckoned
Offering the solace
desperately needed
A calling
not to be ignored
Voluntarily acceded 


A place to offer
devotion of
both heart and soul
A gift of one’s being
Magnanimous 
Complete and whole


A journey of light
The path clear
and obstacle-free
To this house
of sanctuary
Now destined to be



Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Hélène Vaillant's
What Do You See Photo Prompt

Drowning – Poem of the Month – April 2019

Drowning


Like a thief in the night
Stealing my fragility
My heart still weak
in its recovery
Destroying my stability
 
Empty promises
and broken dreams
Snatching my soul
Silently unravelling
my life at the seams
 
Kindness disguised
A wolf in sheep’s clothes 
Preying on vulnerability
Inserting yourself into my life
Collecting my woes
 
I have become your possession
With no voice of my own
You manipulate my actions
and my every thought 
All I want is to stand alone
 
Release me, I beg
From this obsessive control
Suffocating in your oppression
I can no longer breathe
Slowly drowning in this black hole
 
 

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Release

Thief

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