Monday, May 3, 2010

I Will Survive! ~ with thanks to Gloria Gaynor


At first I was afraid
“We’re through!”
I was petrified
“I want you out!”
Kept thinking
I could never live
“We’ll be divorced in 6 months.”
Without you by my side
“Who gets the fuckin’ china?”
But then I spent
oh so many nights
"Oh my God!"
Thinking how you did me wrong
Shock.
And I grew strong
Devastation.
And I learned how to get along
Sleep.
And so you're back
Tears.
From outer space
Homeless.
I just walked in to find you here
Alone.
With that sad look upon your face
Destroyed.
I should have changed that stupid lock
Bankrupt.
I should have made you leave your key
Drained.
If I had known for just one second
Scared.
You'd be back to bother me
Enraged.
Go on now go
Helpless.
Walk out the door
Hopeless.
Just turn around now
Hopeful.
'Cause you're not welcome anymore
Resilient.
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Secure.
Did you think I'd crumble?
Strong.
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
Powerful.
It took all the strength I had
Determined.
Not to fall apart
Tenacious.
Kept trying hard to mend
Resolved.
The pieces of my broken heart
Focused.
And I spent oh so many nights
Calm.
Just feeling sorry for myself
Relieved.
I used to cry
Free.
But now I hold my head up high
Proud.
And you see me
Playing.
Somebody new
Singing.
I'm not that chained up little person
Giggling.
Still in love with you
Healing.
And so you felt like dropping in
Growing.
And just expect me to be free
Loving.
But now I'm saving all my loving
Hoping.
For someone who's loving me
Dating.
Oh no, not I
Smiling.
I will survive
Laughing.
Oh, as long as I know how to love
Writing.
I know I'll stay alive
Dancing.
I've got all my life to live
Crying.
I've got all my love to give
I got the fuckin’ china.
And I'll survive! I will survive! I will survive

Hey hey! ...


28 comments:

  1. What an ornately intricate, elaborate dress! Impressive!

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  2. If you (we) can sing, dance, laugh, love, giggle AND write, we’ve more than survived – we’ve prevailed!

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  3. that's the favorite song of my little group of friends when we dance. yes, we will survive and prosper.

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  4. I loved this! Yes, we can get through anything together!

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  5. very interesting idea here, took me a minute to realize what the words in bold were :)

    keep holding your head up

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  6. Love this new version of your music posts.

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  7. YEAH YOU!!!! (And I chuckled out loud at the "I got the fuckin' china" line).

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  8. That is going to be stuck in my head the rest of the day! Luckily it is a very good song haha.

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  9. Brilliant! I love the last line about the china, just the perfect wrap up!

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  10. You will survive! Great post.... AGAIN!

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  11. Such a purdy Bride!

    I do think you've got on too much fabric, though. Forgive me, but I was just imagining you without all that garb...with only high-heels.

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  12. You are doing it, woman. Love the post - you'll be just fine. :)

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  13. You did this one so perfectly. You truly are a creative genius. You really were a lovely bride by the way :)

    FourthGradeNothing.com

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  14. ah.
    so very perfect.


    that dress in the picture is incredible.
    x

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  15. Great dress, great blog post!

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  16. Thank you, all! So glad you like it.

    BTW, I found that amazing dress by chance at an antique shop before we even had a date for the wedding. It fit perfectly (besides being a football field too long) and cost $200. That and the cake (chocolate, of course - with rasberry/cream filling) ALMOST made it worth the price I've had to pay. But not quite.

    Chocolate kisses,
    xoRobyn

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  17. Love the post. Wonderfully written...:)
    I am your newest follower!

    Have an awesome day.

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  18. Dancing and crying usually go hand in hand for me. Usually because there's a mirror around.

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  19. Bwhahah...this is classic! Loves it!

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  20. Hell yeah!

    (Why would he want the china anyway?!)

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  21. I love the dress....you have to admit you were a beautiful bride!!!!

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  22. Heh Heh.. I must do this with some songs sometime. LOL!!

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  23. Yeah, Baby!!!! Let's dance to this one!

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  24. I accept, Betty! In fact, let's all have a dance to this one. Don't worry, Doc, we can cover the mirrors.
    Thank you all for the lovin.
    xoRobyn

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  25. first off, that's a great and beautiful photograph....

    I love how you use songs in your stories, and this was a good one.

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