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I FOUND IT

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I knew I wasn’t crazy.  At least not about this.  At least not this time.  Earlier this month I was lamenting a poetry earworm and couldn’t figure it out.  Even if I had the correct phrase in my head it wouldn’t have been helpful.  So, without further ado, here it is!

“And after Many Years, A brave Prince Came at Last to Rescue the Princess”
If I Were In Charge of the World and Other Worries, by Judith Viorst

Down in the courtyard
Beneath my high window,
Victor of wizards and hazards and mazes,
Beautiful, proud on your horse.
You are calling my name.
Often I dreamed
As I sat by my window
Dreamed of the prince and the horse and the journey.

Gray day in gray day dissolved,
But my prince never came.
Often I dreamed
But the brambles grew thicker.
Until I became an old princess accustomed
To daydreams, the safety of towers,
This room and this chair.
And now you are calling
Beneath my high window.
Victor of wizards and hazards and mazes,
Beautiful, proud–
How you shine in these shadows!
No, my prince.
No, my dear.
I will not let down my hair.

Hopefully this is all correct; I can’t find a copy online so all I have to go on is what I wrote in an old high school notebook.  I had the book name wrong, by the way, so I’m officially an unreliable source.

I’m old

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Do you remember this? I do. Because I’m old.

Hole – “Miss World”

I am the girl you know can’t look you in the eye
I am the girl you know so sick i cannot try
I am the one you want can’t look you in the eye
I am the girl you know i lie and lie and lie

i’m miss world, somebody kill me
kill me pills, no one cares my friends
my friends

i’m miss world, watch me break and watch me burn
no one is listening my friends

i make my bed i lie in it
i make my bed i die in it
i make my bed i lie in it
i make my bed i die in it

kill girls watch
when i eat ether
suck me under, maybe forever my friends

i make my bed i lie in it
i make my bed i die in it
i make my bed i lie in it
i make my bed i cry in it
i make my bed i lie in it
i make my bed i cry in it
i make my bed i die in it
i make my bed i lie in it

my friend
i am the girl you know can’t look you in the eye….

Share with me my midnight snack

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Hayden – Bad as they seem

Girl of my dreams…
Things are as bad as they seem
She is only sixteen
That’s why she’s only a dream
Woman of my dreams…
Lives right down my street
Has a daughter who’s sixteen
That’s why she’s only a dream

What do I do this for?
Got to get out some more
Go down to the grocery store
Meet someone I’ll adore
Someone who’ll make me laugh
Someone to be my better half
Keep me warm under the sack
Share with me my midnight snack

Job of my dreams…
Things are as bad as they seem
Working where I did at fourteen
Making less pay it seems

What do I do this for?
Got to get out some more
Go down to the grocery store
Meet someone I’ll adore
Someone who’ll make me laugh
Someone to be my better half
Keep me warm under the sack
Share with me my midnight snack

House of my dreams…
Things are as bad as they seem
My parents’ house I’ll stay for free
Until I’m at least fourty-three

What do I do this for?
Got to get out some more
Go down to the grocery store
Meet someone I’ll adore
Someone who’ll make me laugh
Someone to be my better half
Keep me warm under the sack
Share with me my midnight snack