Let’s Run

Could we please just run away?
Where no one would ever find us,
Where the sun shines bright and the stars shine even brighter.
Nobody cares, who we are.

Let’s run.
At three in the morning when the world stops turning, we’ll run.
And we won’t come home ‘til the world tips over and everything falls back into place.

Let’s run.
Where nobody finds us,
Our past is behind us,
Through wheat fields under silver stars that shine,
We’ll run, just you and I and a dark blue sky.

When the voices won’t stop,
We can’t take anymore,
The world still spins in meaningless circles, tearing holes in fragile hearts,
I’ll come up to meet you,
Reach my arms out to hold you,
I’ll never let go, let’s just run.

Where nobody finds us,
Our past is behind us,
Barefoot on dirt roads at night,
Cool wind in our hair,
Under pale moonlight.
We’ll run, just you and I and a majestic black sky. We’ll run.

Nobody will find us,
Our past is behind us,
On the beach being kissed by the sun,
On our backs we lay laughing,
Fireflies surround us at dawn,

Just you and I and a pale pink sky. We’ll run.

I know it’s a little scary,
To leave what we’ve known behind,
But when day turns to evening and evening to morning,
All I want is to get away.

To someplace where nobody finds us,
Our past? Far behind us.
Where the days are longer,
Our hearts are stronger,
Where the sun shines brighter and the weight gets lighter,
We’ll run ’til our legs give way.
And then it’ll just be you and I, falling under a deep blue sky.

So can we please just run away? Where no one will ever find us…

Watching Time

I paralyze myself with thoughts of time,

It’s seven am, my bus comes at nine.

I have so much to do today,

But the hours soon will slip away,

I’ll need to go, and I guess then, I’ll be angry that the hours end.

So instead I sit and watch seconds go by,

It’s seven thirty, and I don’t have enough time.

I won’t eat, I won’t sleep.

The clock, my gaze will keep.

I won’t think, I won’t dream,

My heart is scared to beat,

Every second that passes is a closer second to The Next Event.

I’m paralyzed by thoughts of time,

It was seven thirty, and now it’s nine.

Nothing got done today, as I watched the hours fade to gray.

And tomorrow, I fear it’ll be the same, as my life slowly slips away.

I don’t know why I am this way, but I know I’ve wasted time today, which when I really stop and think, is what I tried to avoid by watching time.

What I’ve Learned About Blogging So Far

Hello everyone,

I know I don’t have the best track record with sticking to blogs, but Tumblr has officially scared me out of blogging over there anymore and I’ve heard some good things about WordPress so I decided to give it a shot, though I’m not too sure how this will go.

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Paige Turner and I’m the author of Alive: A Journey To Redemption.

However, it is important to note that this will not strictly be a “writing” blog. I think that’s part of the reason I haven’t been consistent with blogging in the past, because I held too tightly onto the idea that a blog was supposed to be one specific thing, and I don’t do well at that.

For instance, when I started writing a blog the first time (I forget what website I used then) I thought that I was supposed to tell everyone HOW I wrote my novel, but I quickly ran out of things to talk about. I am not qualified to teach the craft of writing. Besides, a good magician (or author) never gives away their tricks.

Then I tried again on Tumblr, and that went a little better than my first attempt, however, it still ended in failure, and here’s why: I don’t write a lot of poems, and the ones I do usually aren’t good enough to put on the Internet. There, I said it, I am not a great poet, and that’s what I was trying to be, because I thought you had to write poetry to be on Tumblr.

Then when I finally made the decision to blog about what I wanted, I learned that Tumblr may be shut down in the near future (I sincerely hope this isn’t true, because I adore Tumblr for fan-blogging), so I’ve finally moved to WordPress.

I’m not closing my Tumblr account, because who knows? I might go back there at some point once they sort out the ‘Yahoo is shutting down Tumblr’ rumors, but I will be moving some of the more “important” posts over here, and here’s to hoping that I’ll find it within myself to blog a lot more.

— Paige