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it’s kinda sad
the looks on their faces
so stressed & worried
by these unfamiliar places

they can’t relate
and so they sit’n debate
my happiness & sanity
obsessed with who they think i should be

i can’t be mad
i can only be true
can’t relieve their minds
by the things i say or do

they’ve never been here
their home is their fear
and i guess that shelter suits’m fine
but my peace comes from a different kind

maybe i’m bad
but we’re all gonna die
and if it’s not the things you love that kill you
it’s been the things you wouldn’t try

i’m not concerned with changing minds
they were never my minds to break
i’m far to busy being true to me
to be bothered by what is fake

the fields are green
and everything i need
and when the trains zoom by
i smile at their speed
i fly somewhere high
to drop a little seed
the kind of life i’m livin’
is the one i choose to lead
it’s not in the books they’re used to
but it’s a hell of’a one to read

the fields are green
and everything i need
and when the trains zoom by
i smile at their speed
i fly somewhere high
to drop a little seed
the kind of life i’m livin’
is the one i choose to lead
it’s not in the books they’re used to
but it’s a hell of’a one to read

“i’m doin’ fine watching shadows on the wall…”

by JTW
©2012 JTW “jtwhitaker.com” All rights reserved.


dedicated to a.

so many books
60 miles away
read ‘em all
know what they say
will it make any difference
at the end of the day?

all these chapters
to open & close
and our paths will cross
despite the roads that they chose

reach for the current
fight for the stream
hold on tight
write your own dream

so many ships
lost & found
crossing the ocean
step to new ground
on the other side see
did you hear that sound?

all these chapters
to open & close
and our paths will cross
despite the roads that they chose

reach for the current
fight for the stream
hold on tight
write your own dream

“J’ai pas choisi de vivre ici…”
(worth the trip to youtube. you don’t need to speak french to get this.)

by JTW
©2011 JTW “jtwhitaker.com” All rights reserved.

a wealth of gratitude to @frenchy1970 for the musical inspiration.

Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)

i don’t do heroes, only heroines, and they’ve never let me down.

Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.

i tried living without acknowledging my emotional needs. that was stupid. never again.

Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.

[skipped due to lack of interest in the premise]

Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.

in a way, every book i read does this. but if i had to narrow it down i would say all of the “fantasy” books i read between 1st & 5th grades had a huge impact on my imagination, perspective, beliefs, etc. i sank very deep into those worlds and took a lot from them…among some of them were: The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, A Wrinkle in Time, The Wheel of Time (series), Redwall (series).

Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.

i think everyone should suffer as i have – let ‘em marry if they want…
(muaaaahhhaaahhhaaahhaaaahhaaaa)

seriously though, at this point in our society marriage has become so commercialized and, frankly, diluted & meaningless i fail to see the big deal.

furthermore, legalizing pot & gay marriage could totally solve our country’s economic woes…just think of all those lavish gay weddings pumping $$ back into the economy…not to mention the tax dollars, time & energy that would have been saved while all this ridiculousness is being litigated.





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