Podcast #23 – Shaking Like A Leaf (Ugh)



I had issues with this prompt from the get go. I complained to myself for about five days before actually writing anything. Just wasn’t feeling it. The first version had a lot of cuss words in it. So, the only thing that really inspired me was contemplating the idea of how we respond when things go wrong. Because, things just go wrong. It happens. Do you handle it with grace? Do you panic? A mixture of both? The point is that it all works out one way or the other. Things get better and there isn’t one of us who is exempt from falling flat on our faces from time to time. Change is frightening. My husband makes fun of me all the time. If I’m not in control of it (which I NEVER am) I resist it like crazy. You should see me trying to get into cold water. Or, even hot water. FOREVER! But, that goes for all kinds of changes. I’m the worst about hanging on to things way past time to let go. Obsessive. 

As much trouble as I had with this prompt, I kind of enjoyed getting this idea out. I kept picturing two people sitting high up in a tree having a conversation. “How the hell did we get up here anyway?” One falls off and the other one just decides to stay up there until further notice or next Spring; whichever comes first. 

P.S. Check Facebook/Twitter/G+ for this afternoon’s post of a special love song for letting go written for Angela and Chris. 

Shaking Like  A Leaf

Download: http://lauramariemusic.com/words/blog/podcast-23-shaking-like-a-leaf-ugh

A show of hands for those who know
There’s nothing better about falling slowly
You hit the ground and take the blow
Takes you longer, leaves you just as lowly
Suddenly your safety is out of range

Sign here on the dotted line
If you’d rather take it nice and easy
I’ll take yours and you take mine
We’ll go together count of one, two, three
What happens if we’re too afraid to change

You were shaking like a leaf
Until you stopped and dropped
Away from me and it took time
But it was alright . It was just like
waiting for the Spring

Sing it if you know the words
Take it from the top, get struck by lightning
Climbing trees is for the birds
No, wait, that’s flying and it’s just as frightening
Screw it,  you just can’t avoid the pain
Might as well start screaming in the rain

You were shaking like a leaf
Until you stopped and dropped
Away from me and it took time
But it was alright . It was just like
waiting for the Spring
Summer comes, you fall before you know
Sure enough, you’re ass up in the snow

You were shaking like a leaf
Until you stopped and dropped
Away from me and it took time
But it was alright . It was just like
waiting for the Spring

©LauraMarieMusic 2014

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