Send me in a new direction, by my own To where “footsteps” tells me, I belong With dirt under my nails & drenched hair I’m unable to inhale, locked somewhere The dreams are all in foreign language As the compass spins around aimlessly Hopefully for the way back, the bandage To follow the storms, the […]
After I posted my newest blog post I noticed this new poem from Ricardo Sexton and it seemed to fall in line with what I wrote about and I wanted to share it with you.
BTW I just started new business under the name NEW DIRECTION which is in the beginning of his poem. Coincidental? I doubt believe in coincidences. Everything happens for a reason. That is the law of cause and effect.
A little ditty my mother taught me that my grandmother taught her .
This was an early blog post 4 years ago. The writing on my other blog, My Name is Jamie, My Life in Prison, could get mentally overpowering so I started this blog where I could lighten up or write about other things
One day my mother sang this song. I should record it. It’s cute. I laughed and laughed because I could my short grandmother, a flapper in the roaring 20’s, aging this song. Oh how she loved to dance. She met each of her 3 husbands on the dance floor.
So I thought I would share it again today. (smile)
DANCE WITH THE DEVIL Lurking in back of my eyes Tasting the smells, seeing the ghosts No matter how often I tried Which memories shame me the most It reminds me of where I’ve been And how many miles I’ve gone I tied it up in a garbage bag And kept on walking alone
Too late, it caught up beside me And said “Hi, where have you been?” It’s time to pay the price dear You can’t run away from sin You made a cause, the effect is now There’s no choice, you can’t get away You chose to play, it’s time to pay It’s your end game, take a bow
It’s the game of games, winner takes all You can’t run away, you’ll stumble and fall If you lose there is no second chance Dance with devil, dance dance
There is no way to get around it Finish the hand life dealt No matter the depth of pain it caused No matter the fear you felt It’s time for you to pay the price There’s no choice, you can’t change the rules You’re rolling the dice for your life You can’t play me like I’m the fool
Years have passed, would you do it again Knowing who you’ve become Knowing how the game ends When you thought you were having fun Was it worth the price you had to pay Would you do it different today Looking in the mirror Seeing scars that never fade
It’s the game of games, winner takes all You can’t run away, you’ll stumble and fall If you lose there is no second chance Dance with the devil, dance dance Dance with the devil, dance dance
Lurking in back of my eyes Tasting the smells, seeing the ghosts No matter how often I’ve tried It reminds me where I’ve been And how many miles I’ve gone I tied it up in a garbage bag And kept on walking alone
Too late, it caught up beside me And said hi, where have you been? It’s time to pay the price dear You can’t run away from sin You made a cause, the effect is now There’s no choice, you can’t get away You chose to play, it’s time to pay It’s your end game, take a bow
There is a chapter in the book I am writing with the same title. The book chronicals Jamie’s life in prison and his maturing from a boy into a man. This is a true story taken from hundreds of letters we shared, along with a creative narrative joining the events together I had to crawl inside his head to understand but after 13 years of writing to him I understand him pretty well. At the link for the chapter you can subscribe to my mailing list to get periodic updates
Because of the sheer volume of work that needs to be done preparing this book and writing the music and videos it is hard to keep up my 2 blogs as frequently as I’d like. Thank you so much for your support.
How do I find my way? What is the reason why? How do I know what is the truth When I see my life pass me by I need to know what’s real I need to know what I should do No one told me. No one showed me I had no choice you helped me through
What I believe isn’t helping me So I have to ask again What is the reason why I’m here What caused my life to be So far away from all I love So many pieces fell apart Still I should thank a god above? who caused this puzzle of a man to wonder why this is the truth If it doesn’t tell me who I am
Nothing is out there watching me No one cares and no one plans No one knows when I’ll be free No one cares or understands It’s up to me and what I do I don’t know, I can’t undo the reasons why this tragedy Made me question my belief It hasn’t helped one day in here I learned to fear I learned grieve
I yearned to learn a different way Take control and never blame My life on any other cause I bent the rules I played the game I never fear these years because I lost these years by my own hand It took twelve years to understand