Pages and Pages

I’m not sure how I found Kerri Arista. Somehow or another I stumbled upon her blog, or perhaps it was the other way around, and then discovered this wonderful voice. Both her blogging voice and singing voice are beautiful to listen to and I’m so glad I’ve come to know her through her blogging.

She recently chronicled her journey in The 50/90 Challenge, a challenge to write 50 songs in 90 days. And her final song reminded me so much of how it feels to finish the first draft of a manuscript, I had to post the song and lyrics for all you writers out there. I think creative endeavors are not all fanciful muses, inspiration, light bulb, and unicorns. It’s a lot of work. A lot of pages.

Thank you, Kerri, for letting us listen! 🙂

pages and pages
by Kerri Arista

i’m gonna make it to the bitter end without becoming bitter
i’ll make it to the finish mark and declare that i’m a winner
i’ve crossed so many milestones
i’ve risen from the dead
the only bags i packed were full of words inside my head
i’ve filled pages and pages to get to the truth
dug up memories hoping they would give me a clue
sordid little details of unimportant things
forgive me for i’ve included everything
i’m run down to the ground and i’m on my last leg
i will crawl in if i have to cuz i’ve got something to say
but it’s a fight down to the finish
and there are ink stains on my hands
i’ve been alone with all these words about as long as i can stand
i’ve filled pages and pages to get to the truth
dug up memories hoping they would give me a clue
sordid little details of unimportant things
forgive me for i’ve included everything

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