5.10.2013

upstairs/downstairs

man
i need
right now
to get outta
the hell of
here
failing
escape
at least
i can retreat
into that
song
on the radio

"Radio has changed our lives and practically saved our lives." Rob Zombie in the Imaginary Garden.

16 comments:

  1. to get outta the hell of here... I've never heard it said quite like that before, but I like it. Turn up the radio, sister!

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  2. Well said. Radio-pleasure therapy is great! I love listening to the radio when I'm in the car.

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  3. Ah, radio therapy! Readily available if we remember to turn it on. And then there is ipod therapy, great with earphones which also act as earplugs .... Great desperation in this poem, and the possibility of relief.

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  4. Ha! My Radio therapy is listening to the news of the day while I clean house. But when I was a kid, radio was Magic!

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  5. .. outta the hell of here ~~ love it!!

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  6. I had a basement bedroom, so I know every bit of this poem. "I need to get outta the hell of here," amazing turn of phrase. This is a winner.

    Too bad I don't listen to more music on the radio. Most of it is leftie talk shows, and once a week I swallow hard and see what Rush is up to. Want to hear from both extremes and make up my own mind.

    Peace, and thanks! Amy

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  7. God. Bless. The. Radio!

    Perfect post, m'dear, simply perfect!

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  8. Yes! Reminds me of Bob - "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain." Love the get outta the hell of here bit, ha.

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  9. i agreed with everyone else,

    "to get outta
    the hell of
    here"

    is fantastic!

    You knocked this one outta the park.

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  10. I agree with Kerry and also yes, a welcomed escape oftentimes! Great challenge, thank you, Marian!!

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  11. Songs can transport us to different times, especially when you need to to get outta
    the hell of
    here!

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  12. oh hell, thanks for reading. xo

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  13. this piece is like that moment where you find the break in the static on the radio for just a second and the song comes through clearly for a minute until you drive into the next town and it's gone again. :) x

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  14. :) lucidity, it comes and goes.

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