Feels Like Home

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It took you about fifteen minutes to park, I kept busy by writing in my notebook, trying to get all my ideas down on paper so I wouldn’t forget later; because let’s admit it, I always forget come later.

You ease yourself into a parking spot that anyone else would have had trouble with.

We climb out of the car and are welcomed by the ninety-seven degree heat. We embark on our journey just down the road until we hit sand. Immediately, we are greeted with the scent of sunblock and the view of the sun glistening over the ocean ripples.

“Look at the waves,” you awed. They came up in the distance only to break, crashing down just before the shore. I ran off ahead. My right foot stepped into water first. It was chilly, then warm. Each step took me deeper and deeper as the water slapped against me. Then, when I was in shoulders deep, I turned to watch you run through the sand and into the ocean. A big smile on your face as your thick, dark brown hair caught in the wind making you look a joyous and oblivious as a little kid.

A big wave came curling up from behind me. I jumped, with my arms out before me, and rode it into shore to meet up with you. You take me in your strong arms, pulling me against your bare chest, and with my legs wrapped around your waist, you carry me out deeper. Small waves come and go and we hop to float over them, watching them roll to shore.

I’m happy here. In the warm water, under the hot southern sun, with you. It feels like home.

A big wave comes and you throw me over. For a brief second, I’m free-falling, then I hit and sink and laugh. Another one comes and I let it carry me away.

You chose to be defiant. Stand your ground. The waves crash into you and you never falter. Your hazel eyes are locked onto me, squinting in the sunlight. Your pink lips are tight, determined. Your hair is so dark from being wet that it almost looks black and it’s all disheveled from the ocean water beating against you. And the best part about it is, you don’t even know how sexy you look just then.

But I do.

And being here with you, in this new place, it feels like home.

Another Picture it & Write inspiration!

Will You Let Me In?

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How deep are your waters?
How wide is your sea?
How warm is the beach
Where you and I meet?

I want to swim in your ocean
I want to dive in your soul
Will you let me in
Will you let me in
Will you let me into your heart?

How how high is your sky?
How white are your clouds?
How dry is the land
Where you and I touch?

I want to fly in your eyes
I wan to dive in your soul
Will you let me in
Will you let me in
Will you let me into your heart?

How dark is your space?
How bright are your stars?
How far must I go
Until I’m in your arms?

I want to burn in your chest
Take a rocket into your soul
Will you let me in
Will you let me in
Will you let me in at all?

I want to swim in your ocean
I want to fly through your eyes
I want to dive in your soul
Will you let me in
Will you let me in
Will you let me in
Will you let me into your heart?

Will you let me in
Will you let me in
Will you let me in
Will you let me into your heart?

Teetering Edge

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On the ledge
Water’s edge
Face to face with death

Falling to pieces
You’re my glue
But what if your presences ceases?

Teetering on the cliff
The slightest amount of wind
And I could plummet

Slowly sliding off
Will you catch me
Or let me fall?

Take Me Away

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Swing, swing
Take me away
Push back and forth
Higher, higher!
Swing, swing
Lift me from this seat
Bring me to places I’ve never seen
Further and further away
Up, up, up!

{chorus}
Take me away, through the air
Feel the cool wind in my hair
As we soar through the night, over the land
So high people look like ants
And my worries fade away

Swing, swing
The possibilities
You bring
To me with your chains
Creaking under my weight
You take me to a place
Where nothing else exists
But this tranquility
Up, up, up!

{chorus}
Take me away, through the air
Feel the cool wind in my hair
As we soar through the night, over the land
So high people look like ants
And my worries fade away

girl on swing by wise purple joda

And my worries fade behind me
Like faerie dust in the sand
I clutch at the clouds with my hand
Oh, you take me to places better than I can imagine

Up, up, up!

{chorus}
Take me away, through the air
Feel the cool wind in my hair
As we soar through the night, over the land
So high people look like ants
And my worries fade away

Warrior

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She lifts herself from the water
Shedding her tail like dry skin
With her spear above her head
She prepares to strike down at the beast
Slithering beneath the surface
The storm rages on
Waves lapsing over the stone perch
In the distance a boat teeters over
On the verge of capsizing
She bears no notice
To anything but the green tail
Poking out of the water
A ray of light shines from beneath the storm clouds
Urging her on
The sounds of seagulls
Squawking in fear
Fills her being with courage.

Not Ready To Give Up (2008 Re-Write)

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Original written 6/30/08:
You flood my mind
With your cruel design
You threw my life
Way off line
You stole my soul
And went away to your paradise
I’m ganna find away out of this hole

I’m not ready to give up
Not ready to give in
I’ve got nothing to lose
And everything to win
Nothing’s going to stand in my way
I came through so much
I’m not going to give up.

The rain falls in the middle of winter
While I’m at the bus stop
I can see my breath
In the January air
And can feel the harsh wind in my hair
It doesn’t feel like I’m going to win
But that doesn’t mean I’m going to give in
I’m not ready to give up
Not ready to give in
I’ve got nothing to lose
And everything to win
Nothing’s going to stand in my way
I came through so much
I’m not going to give up.

No, I’m not going to back down
No, you can’t get me to turn around
I will never give in the the Devil’s wish
I’m not going to miss
My chance to live

I’m not ready to give up
Not ready to give in
I’ve got nothing to lose
And everything to win
Nothing’s going to stand in my way
I came through so much
I’m not going to give up. (x2)

I’m not ready to give up.

Re-Write:
You flood my mind
With your cruel design
You threw my life
Way off line
You stole my soul
And went away to your
Paradise.

I’m not ready to give up
Not ready to give in
I’ve got nothing to lose
And everything to win
Nothing’s going to stand in my way
I’m not going to give up.

So you’ve got me in your cage
What is it for?
There’s got to be a reason
You’re so adored
Just because you’ve got it made
Doesn’t mean I wont get in your way

I’m not ready to give up
Not ready to give in
I’ve got nothing to lose
And everything to win
Nothing’s going to stand in my way
I’m not going to give up.

No, I’m not going to back down
No, you can’t get me to turn around
I will never give in
I’m not going to miss
My chance to live.

I’m not ready to give up
Not ready to give in
I’ve got nothing to lose
And everything to win
Nothing’s going to stand in my way
I’m not going to give up.(x2)

I’m not ready to give up

If I Had A Time Machine…

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If I had a time machine what would I do?

Well I’d go back in time and smack the heck outta you

Yes you!

The little me

So naive you think you know everything.

It’s laughable, the things you thought you understood

Had it all figured out, right? Got how the world worked?

No.

You were wrong.

I am here to pass it on

The wisdom I have picked up over the years

To give it to you, so I can save you the tears.

Scratch all you once believed

Open your ears

And listen close to me.

Follow what your heart has told you

From the very beginning

Stop trying to grow up

And just enjoy living.

Part of Your World

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This is my version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid’s famous song “Part Of Your World” (one of my favorite songs of all time). I thought it would be fun to write it in the point of view of a human who wanted to be a mermaid. I hope no one takes offense, it’s just meant to be fun. Enjoy 😀

Look at the sea

Isn’t it neat?

Water slapping against my feet

I wish it could be-

Could be apart of me.

Look at these waves

Treasures untold

How many wonders can one ocean hold?

Looking around here I’m sure-

Sure it’s got everything.

Its got translucent fish aplenty

Rainbows of reefs gallor

Sunken ships? It’s got many!

You don’t care?

Well I do,

I want to explore!

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I wanna be where the Mer are

I wanna see, wanna see their kingdom

Swimming around with those-

What are they called?-Oh-fins!

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Walking around you don’t get too far

Tails can take you around the world

Traveling through those- what’s that word again?

Currents

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Down where they swim

Down way deep

Where even I can’t see

Wondering free

Wish I could be

Part of that world.

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What would I give to live in those cool waters

What would I pay to live off of this land

Bet’cha down there they understand

They don’t reprimand their daughters

Bright young women, sick of standin’

Ready to swim

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I’m ready to know what the Mer know

Ask them my questions and get some answers

Do they have gills? Do they have lungs? How do they

Breathe?

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Whens it my turn?

Wouldn’t I love, love to explore the world down below.

Into the sea

Wish I could be

Part of that world.

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