My first post for 2016 is a broader premiere of a song I co-wrote this past fall with my Facebook friend Ladonna Perkins, who is from Georgia. We’ve never met in person, but we know each other pretty well—we are Sisters of the Heart. So when I read her poem (printed below), I asked if I could set it to music. She agreed, and several weeks later, I sent her the video of our song, which we initially shared on Facebook. Now, I am sharing it via my still-under-construction YouTube page. I hope you enjoy it!
Wishing everyone a Happy, Blessed, Prosperous, and Fulfilling New Year!
Words By LaDonna Perkins
What’s it like to be all alone?
No meat on a sun dried bone
The boat is rocking with the tide
No time now to choose a side
Hot lights that blink in the night
My lips are red, my eyes white
No one notices the way you are
Or when you sail out so far
What is it like to be underneath?
Look at the tiger with no teeth
One day will come and you will turn around
Your feet placed gently back on the ground
And as the sky is scarred with smog
You never know who is in the fog
Put your head on my shoulder
The nights air is growing colder
I’ve seen the faces, I’ve heard the noise
The look, the laugh of little boys
Holding out is much to hard
How can you play with a missing card?
Love? Yes I know it’s true
I really am in love with you
Tonight I see your heart spread wide
And I know how much you tried
Cry? I have to got to cry
When my heart is too heavy to fly
What am I going to do?
The old was never this new
Breaking the law and getting caught
Learning a lesson you have always taught
And babe I know you know
How hard a breeze can really blow
I’m here to stay. I love you
Not like the others just passing through
So there is no need to sweat
What you always wanted. You are gonna get.