xx carolina xx

United States

hey.
finally decided to use my real name on here.

been sick for the past few weeks - non-covid related.

yep.

Message to Readers

Enjoy!

Please, Mr. Sandman

February 8, 2021

FREE WRITING

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lyrics just so happen to rise from the
caverns of my mind when the sandman 
drizzles his magic dust in golden lines across
my placid face. 

the notes flutter, they flap, and finally whirlibird 
into the oak-scented soundhole of my guitar

my inspiration is so near 
yet ever so far as i dream of
big skies that are worth dragging
my fingers through; i want to see
the clouds turn to swirls of nothingness. 

but when i strum those six strings, 
i'm brought back down to my meager 
island, sinking in a doubt-darkened 
sea of misery. 

the lyrics fall from my parted lips
like passengers gone overboard, 
by no choice of their own. 

mister sandman, come back please. 
i'm ready to go back to sleep.
do me a favor and bless me with
another, more attainable reality. 



 

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5 Comments
  • Stone of Jade

    oh wow this is amazing! I love how it is written to the sandman. he is a character often overlooked but there are so many possibilities to use him.

    also, chpt 29 for T&R is out :) https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/217217/version/452829


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Ohhh this is gorgeous. It pulls at ya. Idk how to describe it.


    3 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    wow. it's like a short story, watching how music lifts you up and brings you back down in a imagery-laden and magical way


    3 months ago
  • Ree Sethu

    ''clouds turn to swirls of nothingness.'' Wow!! what a lovely use of imagery!


    3 months ago
  • Madelyn (Carolina Girl)

    Re: The first part is from like two years ago so I will be editing so it makes more sense lol


    3 months ago