“this piece is inspired by a conversation that I had with my dear friend Mordecai
I’m probably picking and choosing and paraphrasing for poetic purposes, but he said that I make more sense when I’m on stage than I do in my day to day life
in my defense, I was very tired, so most of my mind was on the nap I was gonna take the next day
but what he said got me thinking
and I already think a lot
I seem really calm and collected right now because I sat down at 1:54 am monday morning (which should count as sunday night, in my opinion), and dumped a bunch of my thoughts on paper where I could see them
me being on stage is just me re-thinking out loud, which is why it used to be so scary
around this time last year, I was up here for the first time, re-thinking my thoughts
one of the pieces I performed was about what I do when my thoughts get too loud, which is poet for “what I do when I have a panic attack”
and now I’m back, feeling calm and collected because I have my thoughts written out
but I don’t really know what this piece is about Continue reading “re-thinking out loud”
time to tune up
why’s the pit so sparse?
you can’t make music if you don’t have heart
the show’s about to start
it should be a symphony
but the timpani, it’s not drumming
the conductor, when’s she coming?
and the audience
they expect you to perform
they expect to feel reborn
they lack respect
don’t feel so torn
the violins will be bright
bows dancing in the light
the boom of the bass will be just right
and it’ll all move in unison, what a sight
but the conductor, when’s she coming?
she’s the one who put it all together
the pieces, the piece, the peace
but she’s lost
it should all come together
but at what cost?
the show must go on
we must hear her song
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
Matthew 7:15-20 NKJV
Are you bearing good fruit? If not, you probably need to be pruned.
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