Lyrics of Reason

Lyrical musings about relationships!

Song of Inspiration: Flying Without Wings by Rueben Studdard February 24, 2011

Filed under: Change — LyricsofReason @ 4:40 AM
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A Dream Deferred

by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up 
like a raisin in the sun? 
Or fester like a sore– 
And then run? 
Does it stink like rotten meat? 
Or crust and sugar over– 
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags 
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

I have had writer’s block and editor’s block.  I heard songs and was inspired to write.  Then I sat in front of my MacBook but I couldn’t write what I felt because the words just wouldn’t come out.  Not to mention editing previously written columns.  I read the columns and got ideas of how to make it better but…you guessed it! Nothing came out that was worth writing.  **Sigh** So after numerous attempts I thought I would just get my mind off writing in hopes that I would get back to writing.  Go figure.  So I organized my music list and bought songs.  Still nothing…I had no inspiration to write.  Then I heard Ruben’s “Flying Without Wings” and I came to terms with my issue before he completed the first verse.  “Everybody’s looking for that something, one thing that makes it all complete.”  That’s me and that’s my issue!!! I am missing my wings.

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Song of Inspiration: A Change Gonna Come by Charles Gator Moore September 11, 2010

Filed under: Change,Complaining — LyricsofReason @ 9:58 PM
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I am guilty!  I am guilty of complaining, hoping, wishing, and praying for a change.  In an effort to not appear ungrateful, I say prayers of thanks because things could always be worse.  At the same time, I ask for things to change but fail to take action in order to make the change happen.  Until now, I have fooled myself into thinking I am doing all I can do to make the changes happen.  Well, like a “Matlock aha” moment I realized that there is more I can do and must do.  You know what else? I realized that there are many people, women particularly, who may be just as guilty as I am!

In 2009 you were in a relationship that wasn’t going the way you wanted.  Maybe it was real bad, maybe it was just aiight.  Whatever the issue, you decided that you wanted a change.  In fact, you told yourself, “Self, a change is gonna come!”  Well January 1, 2010 has come and gone and things are the same.  My question to you: how will the rest of 2010 turn out? For me, I can tell you that I am ready and willing to do the work it takes to make the changes happen! (more…)