Rhyming and Lyrics – Seed Guzzler

***I understand that this content can be upsetting, but I leave it published to remind myself of the angry place I came from and where I do not want to return. For further explanation please watch my final video from this series at https://youtu.be/6ydbK6WoIdk where I say a few words on the subject and take a poetic look at myself through the same judgmental eyes I had set on other people. For an even more detailed explanation please visit my live reading of the entire series at https://youtu.be/s0DFuW8IfsI.

Seed Guzzler by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

Anxiety is quite sadistic
Hide my bullshit in these limericks

Let it out to keep my heart sane
Need a shield for all this mind rain

One foot in and one foot out of
Reality breeds endless mind fucks

How can I stay open minded
Rose tint lenses leave me blinded

All this work was all for nothing
All this work is all my something

I’ve got skill not mammaries
But talent gets you nowhere free

And all my dreams I’ve kept alive
To live this scene, to jump and jive

Just disappear without a trace
Except the tears that mark my face

But I’ll not let this vampire bleed me
Jiz refreshes much more quickly

seed-guzzler

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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