Lyrics from newest song with Pepetorias. Took me a while to type them up, but here they go. Hopefully track will be completed tonight, but just might to come up with a brand new one.
I’m the rock and the hard place,
So all be damned
When we blindly follow along
Just to get on,
Just to get by-
Choose to live a lie
Haunted by an eternal question:
Writing is easy,
But singing is hard.
Let me put all of my words within a box.
I hope you let me fill it all up with all of my dreams
Within these four walls,
So we can create our own universe.
You know we can imagine a different way. A better way
That would be our own.
We think we’re so grown,
But still act like little kids-
Afraid of forming opinions
For fear of opposing ones.
When I was 16,
I used to be so angry.
Who am I kidding?
I’m still fucking angry.
But I don’t want to be so angry
For the rest of my life.
I got a son who means the world,
Deserves the world, and with a fucking smile
Even when I’m not feeling up to it.
He deserves the best of whatever world we can invent.
Try to battle out all of my demons,
So as to not have to repeat them,
Or transmit them to him.
I want him to be free of all of my emotional baggage.
I don’t want society to place limits for him-
For how high the ceiling should be,
But then neither should I.
I mean I gotta try
To see the light,
And make the world bright
With illuminated sentences and phrases.
I mean I’m not that little kid anymore,
And the weight of my past should not burden me.
If I’m to become the type of parent I want to be,
I can’t be
of the lonely lost dark empty anymore.
I’ve got friends, a son, and wife,
And soon we’ll have a daughter.
I’m not so lonely anymore,
Or even lost.
Perhaps a bit out of touch,
But it’s not so dark
Inside of my heart.
Some space’s opened up,
And it’s growing each day.
25 thoughts on “Untangling Trauma.”
I like this very much…living for and deciding what is…all around us. Courageous and inspiring…
Thank you very much.
Very insightful, Frausto. Especially the bit about parenting.
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I love this. You’ve summed up all of my fears about someday being a parent.
All one can hope is not too fuck it up too badly. I think as long as love and care are present the rest falls into place.
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I like it, especially the ending where it’s not so dark inside of your heart and some space has opened up… Very good! 🙂
Can’t wait for you to share the music with it.
So, so good. I really love the way you talk about how your son makes you want to be a better, truer person. So much hope for a generation that doesn’t often know or understand how much they can transform and have transformed us. Thank you for sharing your gift!
Yeah having a child really changes one as cliche as it sounds. Having someone depend on you 24/7, has to affect the way one operates on a daily basis. Having a pet does this too, but with a child it’s increased to like the nth degree.
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Your children and the children of others will benefit from the heart expressed here.
Loved this, especially the end. 🙂
You had me at the first line. Great.
Wow! This is really my first visit to your blog but you got me hooked! Great words.
Thanks for your visits to my blog site and its awesome meeting you… 🙂
Loving this piece! 🙂 Awesome!
Beautiful. Looking forward to following your blog as well, thanks for the follow on mine! May God richly bless you and your beautiful talent with words.
Beautiful, honest tribute to parenthood and wanting more for children and the world.
Hi frausto I always enjoy your poetry, thanks for liking my contribution to the collaboration, would you be interested in joining in? hope you will 🙂
Yeah I’d be up for it, send me more details. I think it sounds cool. Thanks.
great 🙂 it’s here –
you can do it on your blog as I do, and/or add it to the comments over there, and the lady there adds yours to the other, and they all join up into one large multi-poem 🙂
I like it cause its honest
“Some space’s opened up, and it’s growing each day”. What more can you ask of life? That you grow up, develop, evolve, heal and make a contribution to your world.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and follow. You’ve got some interesting pieces here… I love the last thought in this poem. Hope in darkness gets me every time. I look forward to reading more!
I’l literally living these lyrics. Great work. Also thanks for following me at projectbenjamin.com