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Summer Challenge [Jul. 11th, 2007|01:51 pm]


I tried for something new and completely original for this challenge, but it's just not coming yet, so I'll get something borrowed and something retro out of the way. Maybe if I come up with something later, it'll show up, too.


"Unwell" Matchbox Twenty

All day staring at the ceiling
Making friends with shadows on my wall
All night hearing voices telling me
That I should get some sleep because tomorrow might be good for somethin'
Hold on, feeling like I'm headed for a breakdown
And I don't know why

I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know, right now you can't tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you'll see
A different side of me
I'm not crazy, I'm just a little impaired
I know, right now you don't care
But soon enough you're gonna think of me
And how I used to be…

…Me, talking to myself in public
Dodging glances on the train.
I know, I know they've all been talking 'bout me
I can hear them whisper, and it makes me think there must be something wrong
With me, out of all the hours thinkin' somehow, I've lost my mind

[repeat chorus]

I've been talking in my sleep
Pretty soon they'll come to get me
Yeah, they're taking me away…

[repeat chorus]

"Emotional Girl" – Terri Clark

I've been looking at you looking me
Bet you're thinking that what you get
Is what you see
But underneath this cool exterior
A raging river flows
So before you get any nearer
I better let you know

I'm an emotional girl
I can't help myself
Sometimes I laugh
Sometimes I cry
Sometimes I do both and I don't know why
I got a passionate heart
And that's just the way things are
You and me could give it a whirl
But I'm warning you, boy
I'm an emotional girl

I like music that's loud and lights down low
I like driving my car too fast
And dancing slow
Some folks may say I'm too extreme
'Cause I can't stop once I start
But I never could do anything
With half my heart

(Repeat Chorus)

As for mine...

I wrote this before, I know… but it really is one of the closest to me.

Within the darkness of our minds
Exists a place beyond all time
Where terrors lurk with all their power
Waiting for our weakest hour

Where Paranoia and Panic stand
Masters of this darkened land
Two of Hell’s unholy wraiths
Taking peace and stealing faith

Wrapped in cloaks of Truth and Reason
Reminders of Betrayal and Treason
They venture forth, and take no heed
Of those left to cry and bleed

They won’t be stopped; they will not die
When even Hope is forced to lie
Down in weary, weak surrender
Until it cannot be remembered

[User Picture]From: shealynn88
2007-07-20 01:06 am (UTC)
Mmm...yes, Unwell is pretty close to my heart, as well. ;) I love your poem. I'm new so haven't read it before, and I find it beautifully worded and painfully dark...and resonant.
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[User Picture]From: pixie_on_acid
2007-07-20 08:55 am (UTC)
I actually started it years and years ago, and then lost it for the longest time until I found it and used it to start an NCIS fic I wrote. I think maybe that's why it works for me... it's stuck around for so long and still has meaning.
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