Band Tee

December 20th, 2018

I was young when I first met you
You caught my eye and I thought “you’re cute”
You looked at me and you felt it too
I took a leap with no parachute

[Chorus:]
Run away and bring me along
If I’m with you nothing can go wrong
You’ll sing with me to my favorite song
In your jeans with your band tee on

You pick me up in your silver car
Take me away, I don’t care how far
Serenade me with your guitar
I’ll write you songs for my repertoire

[Chorus:]
Run away and bring me along
If I’m with you nothing can go wrong
You’ll sing with me to my favorite song
In your jeans with your band tee on

In your arms you’re my sanctuary
You keep me safe like it’s necessary
And keep me warm when it’s January
I’m so thankful it’s you I married

[Chorus:]
Run away and bring me along
If I’m with you nothing can go wrong
You’ll sing with me to my favorite song
In your jeans with your band tee on

Disclosure: This song is meant to be pop-country. I don’t usually write ‘happy’ things, and I scarcely write songs. However, I enjoyed how this turned out. 

First

November 29th, 2018

The first time I fell in love
I was in it alone
I was a broken child
Who knew nothing but a broken home
The first time I said “I love you”
I had said it to myself
I’d only ever written it
And never dared to say it to anyone else
The first time I knew heartbreak
Was the first time I knew love
I was engulfed by the emotions
Or the lack thereof
Then when I first realized
That love should be embraced
That was the last abusive relationship
I ever let myself face

Disclosure: This is an emotional video clip of me from Christmas 2008. I recently watched through my old video journals and found this. In this clip, I encountered the first time I confessed to being in love. These words stuck in my head for a couple days and ended up inspiring this poem.