And Suddenly

Suddenly, suddenly
When the world gets cold outside
And a darkness stirs inside
I wonder how I got here
I wonder where I am


And then I realize
In this thing I call my life
I only get one try
And suddenly, I know that I'm alive


When I think back to yester-years gone by
I sit alone and wonder why
I'm standing here tonight
What if I hadn't gone that way?
What if I'd changed my mind?
Would things still be the same?
Would I have lived a different life?


And then, I realize
In this thing that I call life
I only get one try
And suddenly, I know that I'm alive


It's like a country song playing over in my mind
About "Every stop light I didn't make"
And I wonder who I'd be
If I'd done things differently
But I am wasting too much time
Thinking of how the past could change


And then, I realize
In this thing that I call life
I only get one try
And suddenly, I know that I'm alive


And suddenly, the thoughts rise up inside
Were the things that I chose right?
Am I still wasting time?
Can I really call this life?


And then, I realize
In this thing I call my life
I'm still on my first try
And suddenly, I know I'm still alive
And suddenly, I know that I'm alive


So, simply put; said short and sweet
This is who I was meant to be
And dwelling on a memory
Is the past taking my life from me


And now, I realize
That this thing is my life
It only matters if I try
And suddenly, suddenly, I know that I'm alive

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by kellyizrad's poem "Suddenly"
http://www.postpoems.org/authors/kellyizrad/poem/979668

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Astral_Tides's picture

You are an expert of poetic

You are an expert of poetic lyric RoC.

You should work to water some of these seeds you have in your garden.

I believe there are a multitude of songs that which await your lines to bring them to proper depth of life.

Something you should look into, and insirt yourself, if not already.

Noone writes quite like you do.

 

 


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RoC's picture

Thank you Astral.

With such a glowing recommendation, maybe you should be on the committee.
I could use the help. I'm actually a member of Nashville songwriters, but since I can't play guitar, they don't pay me much mind.
One day. Maybe...


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nightlight1220's picture

THIS is sooooo deep. It was

THIS is sooooo deep. It was very real for me. As i read it i was thinking back to each time in my lofe this happened to me. Those moments of realization when you think to yourself...things like... "this is my life, and no one is going to make it for me...i jave to do it myself". 

 

Roc i loved this, and i would love to hear you sing this too. 

...A lot of people will be able to relate to these words, i think.


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "

 

RoC's picture

When faced with the choice

I can choose to stand above it, or let it push me down.
This one was the semblance of that teetering.
I'm glad you liked it. :)


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Morningglory's picture

Really nice, RoC! I could

Really nice, RoC! I could hear it being sung. :)


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RoC's picture

Why thank you, luv

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Now, the question is, do you imagine me singing it? :p


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Morningglory's picture

Well, I imagine you singing

Well, I imagine you singing it but I have no idea the tune you'd sing it in. Would love to hear it, in your voice. ;p


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