Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Under her skin

One by one the cars gathered ‘round the house
Each leaving a space for them to get out
Handshakes and hugs were shared
That day she had friends to spare
And no one would dare
Bring him up again
And get under her skin

Saying goodbye is not a happy affair
But friends always have laughter in the air
She'll be off to Nashville
Her daughter at Vanderbilt
Wondering how to pay the bill
But confident in
What's under her skin

As the last one left with a hug goodbye
She looked at her phone and wondered why
There was silence on his end
No good luck or opinion
Wondering if she’ll see him again
She let him in
Right under her skin

She lit the candle one last time
And snuggle in the chair with a glass of wine
A toast to independence
To taking on the next dance
With a prayer and a chance
And all the talent
Right under your skin

She walks down to the Bluebird tonight
Waits until the moment is right
She could play them under the table
When she's willing and able
Cause she didn't come to the table
Not confident in
What's under her skin

Some people say the most dangerous play
Is to sit tight and play it safe
She flashed her famous smile
Loving her new lifestyle
Reading his 1st text in a while
Yep she’s cookin’
Just under her skin.


By Dave Schipper © 2017 Rose Riversongs

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In my own skin

in my own skin
i wonder in no more
i take what’s in store
and greet them at the door.

in my own skin
My world is at peace
I love you just the least
The past has been released

yes I’ve taken back 
the room we’ve shared for years
the picture we bought 
is back to bring me cheer
All memories put to bed
Just a layer that I shed
Now it can be said
I’ve got it right in my head.

in my own skin
I can look in the mirror
And not cringe in terror
My perspective is much clearer

In my own skin
I see my future place
In my little child’s face
As they are set for the race

yes I’ve taken back 
the space that brought me down
it’s mine now for good 
Filled with friend all around
All memories put to bed
Just a layer that I shed
Now it can be said
I’ve got it right in my head.

in my own skin
i wonder in no more
i take what’s in store
and greet them at the door.



(c) 2017 Dave Schipper Rose Riversongs

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