Song Lyric Sunday – Greyhound Bound for Nowhere

I was a little stumped by this week’s Song Lyric Sunday prompts from Jim Adamswhich were, Bus, Truck or Lorry. Nothing was clicking with me so I searched Google for some help and it took me down country roads, which is not really my favorite genre. However I came across this really lovely song by Miranda Lambert called “Greyhound Bound for Nowhere”. She wrote the song with her father, Rick, and it was featured on her debut studio album, Kerosene, released in March 2004. She performed it on one of her appearances on Nashville Star, a televised country music singing competition. The show was her springboard to stardom and she went on to be a mega country star.

Miranda’s parents were both private investigators and she recalled the stories she would hear growing up about broken marriages. The song was written about a girl having a relationship with a married man. I hope you like it.

Lyrics
Greyhound Bound for Nowhere
Miranda Lambert

Rain on the window makes me lonely
Time keeps on passing so slowly
The old man sittin' next to me is fallin' asleep
On a Greyhound Bound For Nowhere

The sun's going down on my misery
Another day gone by with broken dreams
That cell phone I hear ringing, I keep wishing it was you
On a Greyhound Bound For Nowhere

That ring that you were wearing don't mean everything
The way that you stood starin' as you watched me roll away
She loves you and you need me and there some things we can't share
I'm on a Greyhound bound for nowhere

Bright lights of a city shining up ahead
My hearts analyzing every word you said
Did you take me for a fool or did you really care
I'm on a Greyhound bound for nowhere

That ring that you were wearing don't mean everything
The way that you stood starin' as you watched me roll away
She loves you and you need me and there some things we can't share
I'm on a Greyhound bound for nowhere

I'm gonna find someplace I can ease my mind
And try to heal my wounded pride

Rain on the window and I'm still lonely
And time keeps on passing so slowly
You're with her and I'm alone and you're wishing I was there
I'm on a Greyhound bound for nowhere
We' re all on a Greyhound bound for nowhere

Written by Miranda Lambert, Rick Lambert
Album Kerosene 2004

Process

Process

Amidst the turmoil
of flying words
that can never return
and the tumultuous
sea of regret
darkness finally comes
as the door closes
one last time
on the carnage
never to forget
 
Sobering, stark walls
of the passageway
numb the senses
quieten the mind
and heart rate begins to slow
As oxygen reenters the brain
Blinding, distorted visions
disappear from view
Calmness comes
forming an inner glow
 
Time in this place
becomes preferable
Cocooning, comforting
Stabilizing, strengthening
and healing
A distant door beckons
with a future new
To be opened when
Equanimity returns
to endorse the feeling
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

OctPoWriMo
Doors opening and closing in life

Word Prompt

Amidst - RDP

Caged

Caged

Why?
I ask
Yesterday’s
insanity
Was yet another nail in my coffin
You have now become the demon lover
a gilded cage
my prison
I am
trapped

 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©


OctPoWriMo Caged
I used double Tetractys form - 1,2,3,4,10.10.4.3.2.1

Word Prompts:

Yesterday - WotD
Insanity - RDP
The Demon Lover - Christine's Daily Writing Prompt
from Go Dog Go Cafe

A Fleeting Moment

A Fleeting Moment

You touched my life
with a stroke of a feather
A fleeting moment 
in the moon shadow
that excited and tantalized 
Luring me to you
like a moth to the flame
Singeing wings
burning desire
Now all that remains
is a feeling
A sensation that still tingles
A scratch
you can barely see
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Word Prompts:

Barely - WotD
Scratch - RDP

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One Liner Wednesday

Ah, Wednesday. Always my favorite day of the week. It is neither here nor there, but, it is the day for One Liner Wednesday prompted by Linda G. Hill.

This week I am sharing this statement which I do not believe to be true. As if …

Have a great Wednesday!

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