Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Riley Wright

Hello, I’m Riley Wright and I am going for a Psychology Major. Outside of college I’m usually at church or work. I work at Style Me salon, and Apex church doing janitorial work, as well as singing in the church band.  I play in a band of two members, my fiance and I, called Nucleus. We play Christian Contemporary and can be found on Facebook, Youtube, and Godtube. Beyond music I'm also an artist, and enjoy drawing portraits.

Creating the poem wasn't to difficult for me since I often make poems about many things trying to sort out my feelings. The hardest thing though in writing this poem was tying in all the specific information that the poem needed to incorporate, tying in five facts was difficult to balance with rhyme. The poem turned out how I expected, It just took longer than I expected since I couldn't really free-style entirely. Here goes, hope you like it...

The Magic Chapter

So much has changed, since I saw you last
A new chapters opened, and it hurts to look back
Back to the times, I watched you onstage,
Performing magic, leaving all amazed.

You were so misunderstood, so vulnerable to fear
But the last time I saw you, joy was all I could hear
You had finally broken, the shell from the past
Open and friendly, you were at last.

Your humor always caught me, in a fit of laughs
From your Family Guy recites, to your comedy acts
You was always there for me, bringing me back
Back to your mystery, like a sleight of hand act.

I remember the night, at OSUM, we both performed
For a fundraiser event. We then broke away, from
The thickening crowd; watched the other performers
Our voices mixed with their sounds.

The computer was, our meeting place, we talked
There often, no face to face. Sharing deep secrets
Throughout the night. We'd never argue, we'd
Never fight. And when I had to go, you'd say
You love me, goodnight.

The last day at church, around Christmas time
We exchanged gifts, had a memorable night,
I remember I noticed, you staring at me
Your eyes full of new interest, like watching a magic
You hadn't yet seen. And that was the end, of you and me...

My favorite profile in Holding On was probably Robert Shields because of the intensity of his eccentricity. He basically is committed to something that means nothing, desperate to leave a legacy instead of truly enjoy life by actually living it. His compulsion keeps him from traveling and occupies much of his time, it seems, especially with his family. And I found it comical that he incorporated every little detail, such as when he used the restroom. Also, it's surprising that after being an ordained minister he would question life's meaning in a sense, that he cares that he is remembered in such a way, and not for religious triumphs and growth, since he says, "...when I am gone, the words that I have written will be the only thing that survives..." Surely, having a family means so much more and leaves way more of an imprint that won't be forgotten than spending your days typing, with little interaction with family, friends, and the world.

1 comment:

  1. That is really cool you play sing in a band. i will have to check that out on youtube or something. Great poem by the way!