This is always a rough time of the year for me. In December, it will be four years since my former roommate, Kelly, died of leukemia. She was only 23 years old and her death was truly tragic. I have never been able to write about her death or her life. I can’t seem to find the words, which is unusual for me. However, since I find myself shedding tears and can’t seem to write them away or think of anything else, I thought I might post three sad songs that kind of speak for me. Maybe you can use them to write a melancholy poem or short story.
This favorite piece of mine since I was 13 years old. It always brings tears to my eyes.
If these two songs don’t get you writing at first, they will probably get you dancing. I find that after dancing, writing comes more easily somehow.
I heard this one for the first time while listening to Pandora and I happen to love songs with bilingual lyrics, especially Italian or Spanish. I have to put it on my list of new favorite songs now.
OR this one from one of my favorite groups:
I read this post on Kennel Nesbitt’s poetry blog for kids. It’s too good not to share so click the link below to read it.
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A BLAST from the PAST! As a kid, I loved listening to the music that my mom enjoyed when she was growing up. That meant that I got to know a lot of music from the 50′s and 60′s. I was thinking about all of those songs that made us dance in the car or in the house, or almost wherever we heard it. So here are a few links to old songs to use while you’re writing.
“I Can’t Get Next to You” by The Temptations (Photo from en.wikipedia.org)
mmm…I have to throw this one from the 70′s in for good measure. I never liked this song until my best friend told me about how she and her sister-in-law tormented her brother by singing along to it when it came on the radio one day. I immediately began to love it and still do, only because of the story:
Ok everyone, have fun!