The Songs of my Life

Daily Prompt: “Write about the three most important songs in your life- what do they mean to you?”

When it comes to my favorite songs, I choose them based on their lyrics mostly. Sometimes I do love songs for their upbeat music, but most of the time it is the message that the artist has brought demonstrated with his lyrics; it must be the writing in me.

The first song of my life is I Won’t Give Up By Jason Mraz. I love the lyrics and the music of this song, and better yet I CAN sing!  The lyrics remind me to never give up in life. Not to give up on myself, my friends, and (since the song is based on it) my relationship. In fact it is “our song.” When I hear the lyrics, they tell me that I can do this, that my girlfriend and I can make it through anything as long as we try because “God knows were worth it.” So it pushes me to keep fighting for her, for us, no matter what we go through.

My second song of my life is Looks So Perfect by Five Seconds of Summer. The reason this song has made it to my list is due to it’s music, contrary to what I previously stated about my choices. This song is just fun to sing. It lets me let go of life and enjoy the short amount of time that the song plays on the radio, in fact I’m pretty sure that’s what the song is about. Letting loose when your down, and not caring what other people think. So the song DOES contain lyrical value to me as well.

My final song of my life is Who You Are by Unspoken. This song is very important to me with my faith. It helps me remember that no matter how far I fall from God, I can get back to where I was, and be who I was created to be. It tells me that if I starting slipping in my religion, I could never fall too hard, so fast, so far, that I can’t get back onto the right path again. That I still have my shot at my perfect place (as I explained in my previous blog). This song will not let me forget that I have a forgiving God, who loves me and wants me there with Him.  I AM STILL WELCOME! Plus it’s challenging to sing; DID I MENTION I LOVE TO SING?

 

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My Perfect Place

Daily Prompt: “We’re all drawn to certain places. If you had the power to get somewhere — anywhere — where would you go right now? For your twist, focus on building a setting description.”

The tick of the clock seems to grow louder with each second that passes by as I anxiously wait for my last class of the school year to end. With my foot impatiently tapping on the ground I switch my focus from the ticking clock, to my creative writing teacher. “Now I want you all to think, deep, deep down in that heart of yours. Find a place you’re comfortable, or not so comfortable if you’d like the challenge. Now answer this prompt with your final moments of class, if you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?”

At first I thought of the easy answers, such as my girlfriends house, or to an amusement park, but I decided to dig deeper. I wanted this prompt to be written well, in a way I wanted to impress my teacher. Deeper, and deeper I dug until I settled on the perfect place to visit.

I would walk through the silver gates of the place with no pain or sorrow. Where the golden roads lead my deeper into my true home with the person that loves me the most, and the loved ones I once had in my life. The children would dance, and play on the street, actually I’m sure the adults would join in on the fun as well. I would be greeted with warm smiles and light conversations by those dressed in white. The buildings stand tall above me when I observed their delicate designs with awe. The only place in the world made perfectly without flaw.

I would dine with the biggest role model anyone could ever ask for, and the person responsible for everything that I am. We would talk about what I’m doing right with my life, and what I am doing wrong with it; which I would gratefully take the advice and learn from it.  These two people clothed in white will show me to my lost family and friends, who will hug me and talk about the good ol’ days we had, and the memories they made here. Then I would leave this perfect palace, knowing I will one day return, but for now I must return to my temporary home to make the world I live in now as close to my perfect place as I can.