Friday, October 1, 2010

Break Away, Fully aka Thanks, Kelly!

My fingers gripped the wheel at their usual 10 and 2 o’clock positions.
Where was I headed? Oh yeah, the post office.
Kelly’s voice soothed, lifted my spirits even.Thanks, Kelly!
Slammed by another bout of unemployment
I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly
Mobility through paralysis
But I won't forget all the ones that I love.
Trauma and drama
Drama and trauma
Will it end before I do?
I'll do what it takes till I touch the sky..
Please! I really mean it: Pretty, lovely please!
No whipped cream. No cherry. No sugar on top. Just a straight dose of hot fudge.
Piping hot. I promise.
Out of the darkness and into the sun.
Rejection, rejection
From every direction, direction..
I'll take a risk, take a chance,
Where was I headed?
Oh yeah, the post office. Turn right. Don’t hit the pedestrian. He looks like a nice one.
Make a change, and break away
Missing him, them,
So much to miss so much
Make a wish, take a chance,
Why did this happen?
Why did that happen?
Why did the other happen?
Make a change, and break away
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Part II.
Grew up in a small town
And when the rain would fall down
I wonder who else will disappoint
I'd just stare out my window
Dreaming of what could be
Disappear?
And if I'd end up happy
Die?
I would pray
Can't I just wake up to a new and better life?
Trying hard to reach out
Please! Pretty, lovely please!
I'll be really, really good. I am

But when I tried to speak out
Alone
Felt like no one could hear me
and afraid
Wanted to belong here
Holding tight to what I know.
But something felt so wrong here
So much to miss so much
So I'd pray
I find myself standing in line.

A sweet old man walks into the post office, teasing that his cane gives him clout.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Part III.

I could break away
Since I’m first, I josh: “Go right on ahead of me, sir.”
Wanna feel the warm breeze
“Why, when I can harass people from here?” He grins.
Sleep under a palm tree
“Good call. You just stay back in your prime spot there.”
Feel the rush of the ocean
Three elderly men and I share in a hearty chuckle.
Get onboard a fast train
My turn: $18 to rush a piece that’s due tomorrow.
A small price to pay for hope.
Travel on a jet plane
Still trying for publications,
Far away
despite the rejection.
And break away
Still trying for the right job,
Buildings with a hundred floors

Swinging with revolving doors
despite the rejection.
Maybe I don’t know where they’ll take me

Still trying for love,
Gotta keep movin on, movin on
despite the rejection.
Fly away
Taken by freedom
Break away

I send out another resume.
I'll spread my wings and I'll learn how to fly.
I start a new poem.
Though it’s not easy to tell you goodbye
I breathe into the solitude.
Take a risk, take a chance,
Rejection, rejection
From every direction, direction..

Make a change, and break away.

A surge of exhilaration ignites my being.

Out of the darkness and into the sun.
But I won't forget the place I come from

Thanks, Kelly!

I gotta take a risk, take a chance,
Make a change, and break away
Breakaway
Break away

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujHBrVsx8Ss




18 comments:

  1. Ha!! This is so creative and silly at the same time. My kind of post! You should see if she needs any back-up singers.

    On another note...and I know this sounds dumb, but...I think you commented on my blog post this morning. Right? No? Yes? Yes! No? I deleted the post b/c I felt so lazy for featuring old material, but it deleted the people that commented, too. I wanted to redeem myself and let you know that I put new material up just now. I vow not to be a lazy blogger ever again! :)

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  2. You're hot in that little spiderman costume, girly. ;)

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  3. Spiderman is a good look for you! LMAO you are so comical :0)))))

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  4. haha, I love the whimsicalness of this all.

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  5. That was really intense.

    Pearl

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  6. You're a talented young lady. I love it when you do these. I hope and wish that you get what you both need and want...

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  7. Spiderman is good at breaking away. Too bad he doesn't have a song. Maybe you can write one for him. :)

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  8. are you much of a sales person? i may point you toward something... lemme know

    [for those who don't know... there IS a spiderman song... check it out in the tv animation]

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  9. so after the photoshoot, did you get to keep the spiderman outfit?

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  10. Off topic, but I've never seen CHOCOLATE mentioned so many times in a blog profile before !!

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  11. I love it when you do this! Well done.

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  12. Very creative Robyn.. an epic!
    it was brilliant and revealing at the same time..

    And i love the montage.. haha

    xo

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  13. Kelley, I'd have to do the lip sync thing, else Kelly would be de-idolized. No worries about reposting. We all do it sometimes. xo

    BabySis, thank you. :-]

    Marlene, gosh, thanks. I think I'll keep it on thru Halloween. xo

    AlphaZ, thanks so much. I appreciate it.{-;

    SirT, I don't usually, but this one fit like a glove or web or something. xo

    Pearl, I do let my intensity come out every now and again. It's actually challenging to keep it under wraps. :0>

    Cheeseboy, thanks. I hope so, cuz my life would suck without her. xo

    Pat, thanks so much. That means a lot. [-:

    Sarah, there is one. I'll sing it for you. No, I like you too much for that, but I'll tell you the words. xo

    Thanks LaughingWolf. Good to connect with you. ;0)

    Baygirl, heck yeah. That was my only demand. I was so powerful in it, they didn't mess with me. xo

    Heff, it's a good thing. (I'm very competitive, so there better not be any profiles with someone mentioning chocolate more than just a few times.) <-:

    Jason, thank you, friend. xo

    Anthony, thanks so much. Your praise means a lot. The montage was fun. I haven't taken off the costumes yet. I'm wearing all three. (And they ask why I'm still single. Those idiots!)

    Cheers,
    xoRobyn

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  14. That spider costume fits you perfectly!
    You reminds me of Sigourney Weaver, the actress.

    Big hugs!

    B xx

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  15. So, was that a teasing trailer to the new movie on the block "friendly neighbourhood Spiderwoman"? Your lyrics were in perfect sync with the song, in my opinion. ;)

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