I didn’t keep up at the end, but I truly want to thank rosemawrites and sarah doughty for a fantastic month of songs and writing. At the beginning I didn’t know if I’d even be able to contribute, but by the middle of the month, while nano was going on, I found that concentrating on these poems was a saving grace. They chose some songs that I already loved and some I didn’t know, but loved to discover. Regardless, they chose a great mix of songs that made me think. Many kudos to them for doing this and sharing it with us. Thank you so much ladies and I hope you’ll let us know if you plan a surpise like this again for us all.
Unfortunately this may not be my best offering in return for all of your offerings, but here goes.
Do you know what that means?
You always stand opposite me
Regardless of our discussion
You need to be right
You need me to be under your thumb
Like a rolling stones song
It’s been going on so long
I no longer understand
I’m tired, I wave my hands for distance
Thinking you’ll understand, than be intrusive
You come too close, thinking there’s a chance
For nothing, I’m strong now
I’m my own savior
The moment I realized I was alone
Your heart’s different than mine.
Yours is quid pro quo
Mine’s just quo
Once you would have been close
Close enough to hurt me
Now I need you far enough away
to not hurt my body
I’m strong now
Strong enough to face my fears
Strong enough to be alone
Strong enough to know love shouldn’t hurt