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Blue Jacket Skies

February 17, 2021

It’s august again
new jacket round her heart
pockets filled with sweaty palms
before the storm, the silent calm

She pounds the sidewalks with her shoes
Looks up around, without a clue
Remember seeing her?
September, being her

do you see how she shimmers with new marker blue
but think how the new girl flew

Cause in her blue jacket skies, she felt warm
and in those stiff jean hi’s, she made friends
and in these black hair ties, she’d stay up all night
wondering if she got her first chances right

invisible lines drawn through the dirt
happiness hides in the folds of her skirt
do you see how she fits in
how their laughter begins, look at her

and how they glitter with best friend blue
no matter what kind of storm blew through

cause in their blue jacket skies, they feel warm
and in these worn jean eyes, they stay friends
and in those black hair ties, they stay up all night
capturing the memories in jars like fireflies

but with every high, there’s a low
and some days, youth will tall take its toll
and someday boys and gossip are all it takes
to turn the clear skies gray

and yeah she glows with growing pain blue
Because even she paid time her dues

she’d wish for blue jacket skies, so she’d feel warm
with faded jean goodbyes, old polaroids
and with the black hair ties, she’d stay up all night
remembering the dusty, silver-lined times

so live for blue jacket skies, so you feel warm
say faded jean goodbyes, but make new friends
and with the black hair ties, let’s stay up all night

living in our firefly, blue jacket skies
I have it all recorded... acapella, on my phone, with my chemistry teacher in the background. And I have the entire instrumental portion in my head :( Next week! (aka never, but optimism!)


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  • Nyla

    That was awesome! The rhythm was amazing! I could literally hear a tune playing in my head for how it would sound and I have absolutely zero magical talent! My favourite part was "capturing the memories in jars like fireflies", that was just such a beautiful way of putting it! Amazing job!

    7 months ago
  • nopenopenope

    RE: i know, but hey, it was a decision i felt like i needed to make. i just want to see what others come up with.

    7 months ago
  • Madelyn (Carolina Girl)

    As a tribute to amazing followers like you I have started the series about my life. Please check it out.

    7 months ago
  • Lata.B

    I just took a look at your website and it is SO organized!! Thank you so so so much!!

    7 months ago