Ties

My graceful ghost dressed in lace, glitter on your face You have tied a ribbon around my soul You have conquered my heart You have made it your home That original lifeline An unbreakable bond made of melody and rhyme When my tank is empty and I have nothing left to give, I listen to…

Florence + The Machine “Light of Love”

“I want to close my eyes, because I fear my heart will break” I’m so glad I’ve stopped curbing my overwhelming desire to write about Florence + The Machine every other day. It really has made me so much happier. Not only has it reaffirmed my undying devotion to my delicate songbird, but it has…

Depressive Pacman

I have so many plans, so many unfinished drafts, but the mischievous monster in my mind says, “Stop! Watch TV or go to sleep. We can do it later.” Because of this unrelenting encouragement, I have started to believe his lies. He has made me the master of procrastination. Unable to obtain any motivation, I…

Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)

Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up) by Florence + The Machine The looking glass, so shiny and new, how quickly the glamour fades. I start spinning, slipping out of time, was that the wrong pill to take? You made a deal, and now it seems you have to offer up, but will it ever be enough?…

God Is Not In Your Phone

Procrastination is one of my specialties. I am very good at it. It is something I do often. Day after day, I try to fight it, but it always comes back to me. Plans and lists fall by the wayside. I lose days and hours, every intention falls leisurely from my mind. My eyes are…

As Far As I Could Get

As Far As I Could Get by Florence + The Machine In the celestial vaults, I drew a bedraggled breath. Because I am unloved, I went as far as I could get. In the cedars like sparks, wasting my goddamn time. Past the museum of death and the madman yelling answers. I sail on new…

From You the Flowers Grow

Whether you’re an artist, a writer, or creative mind, it can be difficult at times to find illumination in a world overflowing with darkness. We look for inspiration in a word, in a thought, an image, or in a song. We search for it everywhere, underneath every hiding spot, even in the oddest of places….

Always Lonely & I Could Fall In Love…

She was fashioned by darkness, cruel and twisted, a patchwork of poetry and song.  She walks among hateful demons and sorrowful, weeping ghosts, leaving no footprints in the spongy moss. Nurtured by warmth, she is bathed in stardust and starlight, a chaotic creation of mother earth. She lives atop a mighty tree, but crawls and…

I Like People Who’ve Seen Some Darkness

I don’t know why, but Florence Welch has the uncanny ability to put whichever emotions I’m feeling into flawless words or epic songs. She’s written something for every appropriate occasion. This poem from Useless Magic makes me think of myself and my writing. I tend to lean toward the strange and supernatural in my stories,…

Now Playing: Florence + The Machine – “What Kind of Man”

There isn’t much more I can say about this song that hasn’t already been said. In fact, I think I’ve pretty much said it all. I have come to a realization, though. You’ll think it overly simple, but I don’t think I’ve ever said it out lout before. So, here it goes: This is one…

In the Woods

Flower crowns and flowy gowns. Enchanted forests where witches prowl and growl. Birds trapped in cages and love songs sung from broken rib-cages. This is where I choose to spend my time, with a songstress made of heartbreak and rhyme. Honestly, did you really think I could go this long without talking about Florence Welch?…