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#1154386 - 06/20/19 08:32 PM Old Story?  
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I had nothing special in mind here... Just free-writing smile

I met an old man on a well traveled road
who asked me where I'm from
His well mannered tone and mischievous grin
did not suit the crook in his back
With an old gnarled hand and a crooked wood cane
he beckoned I follow him further
I politely agreed but in the back of my mind
I knew I was on the wrong track

He said "welcome my friend, this street has no end
and I know every crack and dark corner
Every pleasure is yours and you can be sure
there's no reason to be wary
I make the contacts and seal every deal
I'm the man behind the scenes
Just free your soul and name your desire
that is the burden I carry"

"You're in the right place, the right time and space
don't fear, but stay close to me
Just bask in the glory, no need to worry
I certainly keep my promise
Once dues are spent there is no fine print
everyone will know your face
Don't doubt my intent, I will not relent
I trade success for solace"

"Just look at these who beg on their knees
Do you think they'll get any further?
Their pride is unique but no one is listening
and their voices strain without rest
The doubt on your face is sorely misplaced
I can make your dreams come true
Put your pride to test, or follow the best
and let fate measure success"

I said I'm from a place with much different tastes
lacking such awe and splendor
The lights and the sound all spun me around
for a moment, I was lost in wonder
But with each step I took and direction I looked
I noticed something peculiar
Each door ahead and each door we had passed
I couldn't tell one from the other

All doors were busy and patrons were dizzy
with delight and expectation
Every lust without shame, every sign the same
"Here we've got your treasure"
They wore the same clothes and strutted so proudly
with all the same approving eyes
They smiled the same smiles and sang the same songs
these proprietors of pleasure

As I turned away I heard my guide say
"It's the way of the world my friend
They own the doors and possess all the keys
we just play their game"
I lowered my face and hastened my pace
in fear I'd lose myself completely
"Your future is dread" were the last words he said
and I never even asked his name...

JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856
#1154498 - 06/24/19 09:56 AM Re: Old Story? [Re: JAPOV]  
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Welcome JAPOV,

I read this when you posted this and not knowing your work I wondered how this would sing with such long lines.

I just read Robert's awesome mystery on forum 2 and thought it was an awesome mini story but maybe it was meant to be posted in the creative writing forum.

Then I listened to your work on the song, I couldn't be more impressed.


#1154511 - 06/24/19 06:07 PM Re: Old Story? [Re: JAPOV]  
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Lol..... Well, if you can’t do "beatnik".....
Thanks Gee smile

JAPOV is Just Another Point Of View but my friends call me Tony. If you like to sing then I'd like to know ya' smile https://www.soundclick.com/bands3/?bandID=1449856

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