As I said in an earlier blog post, "Song for You: A Fateful Melody" (Book 1) began a looooong time ago. I actually worked on it as part of my Capstone in college. That being said, it has undergone years of editing. That means it has been gutted and reframed several times. Below is the original prologue I wrote in high school.
Despite anything that I’ve said or that’s ever been said about us, there wasn’t a moment when I didn’t love him. Even later, when things… unraveled, there was still a tiny frayed thread of love in me, even though I have never admitted it until now. I guess it’s true when they say that you’ll never forget your first love, because I never forgot him—and Lord knows I’ve tried! I mean, how can you forget about someone who helped pave the winding path that led to who you are today, when a memory of that person appears on a large, flashy billboard every fifty miles?
It was a time of distress and hatred. People argued, back-stabbed, stole, and hoarded. During such turmoil, it was hard to believe that anything good could be born out of it. And yet it was during this time of darkness and hatred we meet Rose.
Some people argue that Rose wasn't his real name--that maybe he was a woman hardened by the war and lost more than her femininity. Others believe he adapted the name to promote Chaos. Me? I believe it's a metaphor to RISE ABOVE all else and stay true to yourself.
He rose... and one day so shall I.
The night drips--saturates,
Clouds dab at the stain, smearing the truth-
showing it to us in a different light.
While the moon throbs; pulsating irritably,
like the angry veins of frustration...
Chagrin covers--soaking through,
burning a hole to crawl into.
The onlookers sail on by, through
the sea of ignorance--
rocking on their heels,
trying NOT to stare--
While a gust of lies carries them further,
firmly grabbing, steering their sails,
leading them deeper and farther
from the path of reality.
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