Monthly Archives: April 2015

THE LETTING

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I’m just a product of universal design
My existence is independent
Of him, the way you define
We are good, as good can be done
Take it or leave it, I really don’t give a damn
This world can
FUCK OFF!
That’s right, you heard me!

Open up those
Pretty little veins
Open up those
Pretty little veins
Here we go again
Can’t fight the urge
To drain
Every last drop

All powerful and all knowing
We’re a perfect imperfection
No end cause created
What we are sowing

Cacophonous screams delight my desire

Open up those
Pretty little veins
Open up those
Pretty little veins
Here we go again
Can’t fight the urge
To drain
Every last drop

No matter
How hard I try
I cannot fight
The urge
To drain
Every last drop

Every last drop!

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THE WAY WE ARE

A touch of nostalgia enlightened me tonight.

I was thinking about the idea of being in the proverbial “rut” with certain types of entertainment we continuously go to–movies. Whether it’s at the theater or renting/streaming. It seems to be the constant for every weekend (and, sometimes, even during the week…oooo…ahhhh, aren’t we the adventurous-types).

One of my “quirks” is that I will think about such things for hours or even days and then, seemingly, at random, will spring it on either husband or friends, often leaving them mystified. As in, “where the hell did that come from?” Sure enough, while out in the garage with my husband I laid it out.

In my wonder, I was thinking about the why in our systematic routine. Sure, in the grand scheme of things, as our subjective budgets and “priorities” go, renting/streaming movies is a much cheaper option for the whole family (or even for just the husband and I) than many other options. Plus, we don’t have to go anywhere. But, that didn’t quite complete the inquiry for me. And then I remembered my childhood.

Nearly every Saturday afternoon I went to a matinee. Often it was with friends. Sometimes I walked up there by myself (it wasn’t far from home). Sometimes, I even brought my little sister–it was an excuse to see “little kid” movies (i.e. Disney animation, etc.) that I thought I was getting too old to actually want to see. Then a matinee was under $5.00 for us kids.

Even when I wasn’t going to matinees, the weekend excitement was the trip to the local video store to rent movies. It wasn’t like it was a few years ago. Back then it was VHS. Back then we had to rent the VCR. It was an awful, heavy thing that came in a padded carrying case with a shoulder strap for easier lugging–in reality, probably designed for the least amount of injury.

Movies (and music too–let’s not forget that) were the center of my childhood–for my husband too. And, that’s why we are the way we are. That is to say, the centrality of the motion picture at the heart of our entertainment choices.

In reality, I ought to be working on my next story. I do have one in the works, but am finding excuses not to work on it this week. The above regurgitated introspection is a perfect example. With that, I bid you ado.

Sleep tight for me! I’m gone!


AS I WAS

Because, sometimes, you just need to keep it simple stupid!

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I’ve got nothin’ to offer
Nothing meaningful or profound to say
Yet, they hang on ever whisper
Begging to be swayed

 

 

Remember me
As I was
Remember me
Just because
Remember me
As I was
Remember me just because

I wear a lot of hats
But, not all hats fit
Remember the intellect
Remember the wit

Remember me
As I was
Remember me
Just because
Remember me
As I was
Remember me
Just because
Remember me

Click the link to see the “video” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-YrWr1ek5o

You know the drill–Sleep Tight!


UNVEILED

(Spoken word–excerpt from H.P. Lovecraft’s Nemesis)

I feel it

Underneath my skin

Burnin’, burnin’

In my veins

Lift the veil to eternal sin

 

Remnants remain of this soul

The only thing metaphysical

Is the fact that you don’t really know

(Spoken word–excerpt from H.P. Lovecraft’s Nemesis)

Accept who you are

Good and evil

Trades sides

All the time

Change me (whisper)

Go on and change me

Lift the veil

By light of the moon

Begin this fairytale

Go on and change me

Lift the veil

Bein’ bad is so good

Evil doers so easy

Go on and change me

Lift the veil

Close your eyes

Let it sink in your mind

Feel it

Feel it

Feel it

Let your strength take control

Watch yourself become invincible

And become a God

Go on and change me

Lift the veil

By light of the moon

Begin this fairytale

Go on and change me

Lift the veil

Bein’ bad is so good

Evil doers so easy

Go on and change me

Lift the veil

As always–sleep tight!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM-rbtpOvNE


FEAR

Paint is melting from the walls

Blood is dripping

Be afraid

Breathe before you fall

 

Here you stand alone

In the face of unforgiving eyes

Where is your God now?

Waiting for your demise?

Just a broken law of nature

To which define a miracle

Flaws of perfect imperfection

Fear the unknown

Nothing is every what it seems

The beating of your heart so loud

No one can hear you scream

Amongst the stomping crowd

Just a broken law of nature

To which define a miracle

Flaws of perfect imperfection

Fear the unknown

One mistake and you’ll become the pray

They’ll know exactly who you are

Take your chances anyway

A shred of doubt with a scar

This song was written and recorded as The Others when it was just me and the hubby–an experiment of sorts–just the beginning. Most of the lyrics written at the time, between 2010 and 2011, were loosely based upon term papers I wrote while finishing up the B.A. in Philosophy. Love it, hate it, or leave it, but I also loved (and still do) my vampire analogies!

Want to read more about my miracle vampires? https://meditationsofacynic.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/vampires-zombies-miracles-oh-my/

Want to see the “video?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJiGFAPL5cE

Sleep tight for me. I’m gone!