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Free Write Friday #20: Lyric Prompt

on February 23, 2013


Free Write Friday (FWF) lyric prompt…

“Oh yea, they say ‘life goes on’ long after the thrill of living is gone.”

This is one of Kellie’s favorite Mellancamp songs, Jack and Diane, that she says leaves her pining for those long lost summers of youth and wishing she hadn’t been in such a hurry.

What does this lyric mean to you?


When I was a child
Thrills were in toys
Barbie dolls, Play-Doh
Anything but boys

Later as a teen
Thrills ran with friends
Drive-ins, roller skates
The rouse a kiss sends

Summers came and went
Thrills gone too fast
Boys, boys, boys
None that would last

As a young adult
Thrills & chills hit the scene
Fast cars, night clubs
Anything in between

Summers still came
Thrills led abroad
Oceans of pleasure
Applaud, applaud

Then came thirties
Thrills took a turn
Heartache after heartache
Made the heart yearn

Finally one summer
Thrill of it all
Set my heart afire
My soulmate’s call

Ah! But forties
Thrills at their best
Children of my own
Those were life’s test

Summers came and went
Thrills beyond measure
Swimming, playing in the sun
Search for life’s treasure

The nifty fifties
Thrills beyond compare
Kids grown and gone
Much music in the air

Summers brought joy
Thrills forever after
Wedding bells rang
Grandbabies thereafter

Sixties are here
Thrills still abound
Two cats, a bird
One funny hound

With each day
Life quickly marches on
New sights, new sounds
Long after thrills are gone

©2013 catnipoflifeSharla Lee Shults

©2013 catnipoflife
Sharla Lee Shults

Off to catch the thrills of others…be right back!

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12 responses to “Free Write Friday #20: Lyric Prompt

  1. terry1954 says:

    that was awesome!!!!

  2. seanbidd says:

    A fantastic ride to living, top writing!

  3. graypoet says:

    Always a pleasant read, thank you for the link also.

  4. Teepee12 says:

    I guess I did everything early and differently. Married at 18, a mother at 22, divorce, 9 years in Jerusalem. Back to the USA and Garry, marriage, death, change (bad) change (bad) change illness, (write a book) illness, illness, better, cancer, better, blogging and is that the headlight of an oncoming train? I think that sums it up. Not very poetic 🙂

    But everyone has a different schedule. We are each entirely unique and I love our differences as much as our similarities. That’s what makes life interesting and fun!

  5. LOVE your poem … you described my THRILLS to a ‘T’ … so true … “Life goes on … ”

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Good one, Sharla! I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to the rest of the sixties, and the seventies and the eighties! The thrill isn’t gone, it just has some new wrinkles (speaking strictly for myself!) 🙂

  7. Shala, I really love the poem, and your words hit the mark once again….so very awesome, have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Wow Sharla, this is adorable. Life is grand in its twists and turns. My thrills have changed also but they have not disappeared. Small things count more, relationships are few but precious and sunshine is more welcome.

  9. Mark says:

    Great memories and what life if really about, those we love, laugh and live with!

  10. Lady Lovely says:

    Oh, this is so awesome! I absolutely love this!

  11. You’ve done it again! Another awesome rhyme! I love how it just rolls off the tongue. It truly sings…perfect for this prompt! Thanks so much!

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