Aug 10

Random Question that is listed under non-fiction because I don't know what else to put it as

I'm curious: If you had a time machine, what are four things you would do?
Here are mine:
1: Go to the Beatles' first performance at the Cavern Club.
2: Go to a Led Zeppelin concert- any Led Zeppelin concert, it really doesn't matter.
3: Go to a Queen concert
4: Go to a David Bowie concert- specifically, his last performance as his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust. 

As you can probably tell, I'm a fan of classic rock.   
Jul 31

A Prisoner of my Mind.

     Once upon a time, I lost my grip on reality. I spent years with my head in the clouds, dreaming of a life I could not have. I fell in love with people I'd never met, became attached to places I'd never been. I waited for the impossible to happen- for those dreams to become a reality.
     One day I realized I would be waiting forever. What had started off as daydreams became so real to me, and I wondered every day when my "real" life would start. I accepted that if this continued I would live a dismal, unfulfilled, life, unable to become attached to anyone or really live. I couldn't go on like this. 
Jul 26

Rock's Not Dead

     For years, the music industry has been dominated by autotuned, lipsynching pop stars singing about... well, nothing in particular. (No offense to anyone, I respect all music tastes, even ones I don't agree with. Well, except Justin Bieber.)
     I listened to the classic rock legends of old and was sure that these were belonging to the one golden age of music, a time when music was meant to say something, not just blast the same meaningless radio dribble out of out headphones. Of course, we still have some of the old rock stars performing, but these are mere echoes, like a faded, threadbare pair of jeans- really, you've got to admire them for holding on, and some are still actively coming out with music, but to be honest, rock and roll was an aging style. And really, isn't it time the Rolling Stones retired? For real this time, not the ten times they've claimed to. They all hate each other, anyway. 
     And now...
Jul 24


It's all I've ever wanted to be
I've only ever wanted to set my words free
I wanted to stand on a stage in the light
I wanted to be a star in my own right
I'm loving the music, I don't care about the money
Please don't laugh, it isn't funny
To take someone's dreams and throw them in the fire
I said I could make it- don't call me a liar
Just because you've got a nice guitar
Doesn't mean I couldn't make it just as far
You've got all those pretty friends
But it really won't mean a thing in the end
Don't say I'm jealous- I say you're too proud
I'm out on the rim while you're in with the crowd
It's YOU who said nobody just wants a singer
That without a guitar I'd never be a winner

Won't you teach me?

Jul 02


This message contains urgent information concerning a group of DANGEROUS FUGITIVES that pose and immediate threat to ANYONE WHO THEY COME IN CONTACT WITH.
The year is 1978. The place is the United States of America (The threat is hopefully restricted to the North Coast). And an Extra Terrestrial being HAS BEEN DETECTED ON EARTH.
Jun 23

Labyrinth Lullaby

In a castle great and tall
Through looming gates and darkened halls
This is where the goblins play
Through spring and winter, night and day

And sitting there upon a throne
Remembering how he has flown
Through the night on owl's wings
Therein lives the Goblin King

Pray do not step through the door
The dwarf has warned you not to go
Walking through the Labyrinth's gate
He said "Turn back"- now it's too late

The path will twist and turn like snakes
So let us play by higher stakes
You haven't got a lot of time
Before the clock strikes thirteen times

In the center of it all
there stands the castle great and tall
A baby cries, the goblins grin
They know he'll soon be one of them

Ask the worm, for he should know
Which way you're supposed to go
Make sure you don't get turned around
For once you're lost you won't be found
May 02

Rebel Chance

Give me just one rebel chance
Let me watch the fire dance
Let me be the freak I am
Let me do it "because I can"
Give me life, I know I'll use it
Take my love, please don't refuse it
Give me smiles, I'd love to see them
Take my hand, I'll show you freedom
Because the sky is just so clear
Because for once we're without fear
Because I'm not like them, you see
But promise you'll still care for me
Give me just one rebel choice
Let me sing in my own voice
Let me belong where I do
In total freedom... alongside you
Apr 10

The Girl at the Window

There she is, in all her glory
Looking down into the street
Roses in her honey hair
Like honey, she is sweet
Stop and wonder, stand a while
'Til the sun leaves the day
Lift your head, and call her name
But she laughs and turns away
Wearing white, a silken gown
With lips as red as wine
You turn to go, she calls to you
"Come back and stay sometime!"
Apr 10


Seraph, she's daft
At once old and a child
See her work her craft 
With that sweet, charming smile

Seraph, she laughs
So selfish and snide
She'll peer into your past
With her eyes open wide

Seraph, come back
You know I love you
Why this cruel attack?
Was our love ever true?

Apr 09

Pipelines, Protests, and Patriotism

     Can taking a stand against your government be considered a patriotic act? One April morning in 2016, 200 Native Americans rode on horseback to a camp near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation to take a stand against the US government. They had come to protest the location of the Dakota Access pipeline because they felt it was a threat to their community. Throughout the summer, indigenous peoples from all over the country traveled to stand in solidarity against the pipeline. They soon gathered support on a global scale, with people arriving by the thousands to take part in the demonstrations.