Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Write on Wednesday - Inspired by Music

At first I struggled with this one. Actualy, I do every week, but I give it a bash. I have to admit - I really got into this one once I started and may well have gone a little overtime.

The idea is to take your favourite song, or a song you're hearing right now on the radio, and use the first line of lyrics you hear as your writing prompt for a 5-minute, stream of consciousness exercise.
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There are so many parts of this song that I relate to with different people from various parts of my life. I couldn't resist picking this one. Once I started with you in mind MM, it was all about you. RIP.

Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

Picture perfect memories
Scattered all around the floor.

I'm so thankful for these memories and gaze at them with such fondness. They show the fun we had, the mateship, the feeling of being part of a team, a special family bond. I remember the laughter, and the easy chatter we shared. The almost brother/sister ribbing between us.
I have your music to go with the photos and play it often. I can see you in my mind singing along like you used to, playing air guitar when the customers had their back turned. Me - trying to remain serious as I delivered my sales pitch to a lady with purple hair and a shawl.
But then I remember, and the smile slips from my face, ... this is all I have of you now.
I understand the pain you felt, the decisions you made, I really do.  And it pains ME that we were with you, beside you everyday, and couldn't relieve that pain. You could have shared the pain, we would have been happy to help you carry it.
Could have ...should have .... would have ...