Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Driving Alone" #Poetry w/Kid Rock "Picture" #Musicvideo #DianaMarySharpton

Kid Rock (1)
In presence of the Moon nobody sees stars.
― Amit Kalantri

I’m midway through my work week and that’s a positive thing! I can’t seem to get used to this summer schedule and the long days. Don’t get it twisted; I blessed to have the job and home to come to, each day. It’s a funk, I seem to be swimming in lately and I keep reaching for some good music to cure what’s ailing me or at least speak to it.

If you noticed, I am, also, not someone that is into just one genre of music. So today I am picking KID ROCK with his amazing soulful sound from a song called Picture featuring Sheryl Crow. When I listen to this song, I think of the imagery in my poem Driving Alone which was posted on 04/19/2013 and being right on point.

Driving alone
Driving alone, thin haze creeps to enclose
White ash in vertical procession quails to hold
The somber hush trapped along this old country road
In a distance chirp suddenly unfolds:
It’s a large one-eyed crusty green toad

Steady’s, the constant purr
To a well-tuned 8-cylinder
Rubber rolling over asphalt
Crashes stillness; a delay in fault

Judgment unyielding sealed
Wrong in its sight yet concealed
He is focused on a solitary beam
And drives in drudgery or in-between dreams
Time halts. He takes in the deepest draw
On a filter-less, as the radio plays songs in melancholy crawl
Images flicker in nuisance as unwelcome pests
A solitude his married, welcomed and knows best

Inside a darkened corner in some desolate country bar
Along a deserted road that’s going nowhere yet not far
He’s midpoint; lost at sea and can’t seem to find a shore
Adrift in the ebbs of his mind; misplacing time nonetheless craving more…

Diana Mary Sharpton © Copyright 2013

If you get a chance to listen to this music video and read the poem, please do. Peace Diana

1. Video: Picture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKFx0MMqb48
2. Photograph: Kid Rock.http://www.wirthentertainment.com/kid_rock.htm

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