I will never forget it. I was in seventh grade and walking into English class you could just tell the teacher seemed on edge, not her usually chipper self. She came to the front of the classroom and said she had our papers graded and was not happy. She wanted to demonstrate something. So, she walked to the far-left side of the chalkboard and wrote the letter “a.” Then she walked to the far-right side of the chalkboard and wrote “lot.” And in a rather loud upset voice told us those two should NEVER meet again. There is no word “alot” because they are two separate words. She went on to explain about the papers, but to this day every time I write a lot or see alot written wrong I still remember that day. Definitely a lesson learned.
Follow along everyone… So the FDDA post asked for “your temperment” – I thought on that for a moment and then moved onto what else Fandango had written. When I got to “Do you go with the flow…” I knew what I had to do. I hope you enjoy a little trip down memory lane…
I thought I would take a minute to sneak in a FFF post this week. I am still behind but getting caught up slowly but surely. This poem was originally posted August 21st of 2017 here. It was written for the word prompt “trance.” I hope you like it!
(This is basically true… but I can’t recall the number of greats before grandma and she was TINY it was probably a size 5 dress. I know I could only wear it when I was very young and it was not too terribly long on me. A little piece of history to hand down to my daughter)
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ancient
This is the hardest easy challenge I have ever faced. It is easy because I LOVE music. It is hard because I love so much about music. So how do I narrow it down? How on earth do I just pick one topic about music to center on? Favorite songs, favorite artists, best concerts, who I have met, the time I got on stage, my first concert, the epic Farm Aid concert… so many choices!
I wrote a short poem in high school about music that was written in the shape of a music note. “It soars with joy, it falls with sorrow, only in music, can we find our tomorrows.” Just the first of many I would write about music and those that make music. I have also written some lyrics.
A friend of mine put music to one of the sets of lyrics and I have that on CD. It is such a rush to hear my words sung by someone! He is still performing blues in the Florida area instead of pop music in the Midwest, he is pretty happy to be back to work after the shut-down.
In high school we had to write our obituaries and I of course was a lyricist whose song had just hit number 5 on the charts when I died in a car accident at 36. But I had made it as a lyricist… a dream come true. Now at 53 I am still dreaming and still writing.
Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #17 – music