A Rhymomancer's Reprieve: "The Coda of the Turned"

I learned, I learned,

What it means to turn,

To face old friends, as foes to burn…

 

A change in song,

In rhythm and tone

Is all it took to burn flesh to bone

 

I learned, I learned,

What it means to turn,

To face old foes, with respect not earned…

 

In my beat,

An undertone,

With a shift in pitch, that none could know…

 

I learned, I learned,

What it means to turn,

To return home to a home never yearned…

 

The dissonance,

A cacophony,

Showed me that, I was still me…

 

I learned, I learned,

What it means to turn,

To sing with those not popped but turned…

 

From a single chord,

A chorus starts,

To return to each our true heart…

 

I learned, I learned,

A song to turn,

To turn the turned upon those who turn

 

A measure of time,

A crescendo builds,

A requiem for the ruler’s fields,

 

In coda know the kingdom fell,

For those they turned were turned as well.

Returned their hearts to sides now lost,

They came to me and named me Boss.

 

Now in Coda do I reign,

A quicker tempo, strong, yet same

A voice soon hear throughout the land,

The turned stand strong, we’ll not disband!

Comments

  • kilantolshi

    if only I could put an audio recording in here, I would actually sing it for you all...

  • Charron

    Get a youtube account and a ukulele.

  • HighJumper

    Took me some rereading, but it's interesting. Is this based on anything?

  • kilantolshi

    not based off anything I know... it's a simple cadence with a clear refrain, it may have come from something I heard during my time in the military. Believe it or not, I actually can't listen to music for longer than 5 minutes without extreme pain, so even if the beat and rhythm were based off of something I wouldn't really be able to identify what.

  • kilantolshi

    @Charron, lol, I meant find a way to put an audio recording into the post, which I see someone was able to do but I just haven't figured out how to put such a recording into the post like they did with their video