Music Prompt #31: “I Can’t Escape Myself” by The Sound – Alice

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ad2ujW5Sl8

 

“This is no escape

Locking yourself away like this.”

My sage ever the wise one

At times stating the bleeding obvious

Looks at me in the same way as of day one,

Full of love and concern.

“You have to go out sometime

To breathe the air

Walk on the grass

Smell the roses.”

“What if I see her?”

My mind full of screaming,

Fists wailing

Doors slamming

Children huddling.

I roll up once again.

I’ve stopped doing it physically

But in my mind that’s where I am.

Curled in the corner

Shaking, feeling the blows

Waiting for the next one

Her vitriol raining down

Never relenting.

I know I’m trembling

I feel her arm on me

Softly she speaks

Bringing me back.

I fight her every time

My mind wants to jump into the abyss.

But she coaxes me to step with her

Reminding me

Focusing me

“You found Alice,” she says.

“Alice loves you

She’s waiting outside

She’ll take you home

Show you love.”

It’s a split second decision.

Alice! Yes Alice!

Alice makes my mind unfurl.

 

Written for:   https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/music-prompt-31-i-cant-escape-myself-by-the-sound/

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16 Responses to Music Prompt #31: “I Can’t Escape Myself” by The Sound – Alice

  1. I roll up once again.

    I’ve stopped doing it physically

    But in my mind that’s where I am.

    Powerful, powerful lines here Michael, emotional piece, excellent work!

  2. So beautiful and so sad. Wonderful, Michael!

  3. “Alice makes my mind unfurl.” Alice is a very powerful, positive influence — a healing source for a troubled mind and battered body.
    Excellent response to the song.

  4. lorigreer says:

    This was beautiful… Take care.

  5. Lori Carlson says:

    Amazing write, Michael!

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