Well, this one has story behind it. It's the first song I ever wrote. I wrote it at 16. See, I'd had feelings for this guy for more than a year, but he was older than me and unattainable. Everybody knew I liked him but no one ever talked about it. Then one day I had to sit there for a hour while he went on about how he could never date a high school girl because they "have no passion". Ouch. I was pretty offended, considering by that time I'd already written a book. And I assure you, that takes passion. Miraculously I held it together until I could escape to the bathroom and cry. But then I picked myself back up, realized I was almost as angry and offended as I was hurt. So I wrote this song in retaliation. I'm grateful to him, not only because I'm now happily married to someone else after being rejected, but because he gave me the inspiration to write my first song. I'd never been able to do it before, though I'd tried. So there are no hard feelings.
Considering how depressing most of my other poems are, this one is downright upbeat. It definitely has a "you tell 'em!" girl-power kind of vibe. I kind of...um..."borrowed" the tune from "So Cold In Ireland" by the Cranberries. I know if I ever want to produce this (which I do - I think it would make a really good song) I'll need to alter the melody, but if you're interested, here's a link to an audio of "So Cold In Ireland" so that you can get the gist of how it sounds when sung. [link]
I decided to post this in response to the
prompt: Passion. I took it as a sign that it was time to post it up. Hope you all enjoy, and please share your thoughts!
Entered into the Twisted Valentines
contest, because for most of my life, Valentine's Day was filled, for me, with feelings and situations like the ones portrayed in this deviation. Great theme, guys!
IMPORTANT: I put strict requirements on all of my pieces just because I don't want them to be stolen. I do plan to publish at some point. But if you'd like to draw characters, scenes, or produce any art inspired by or incorporating my work, honestly I'd be thrilled and honored! Just send me a link!