Bean Salad


Bean Salad by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

A hydro strung necklace and vicodin leash
makes him follow me quiet like a good lil leech
He follows his momma, still suckles her teets
He’s just sweet as puddin’ as long as he feeds

He’ll open my doors and hug me so tight
then go through my purse like a thief in the night
but junkies don’t care if it’s dark or it’s light
He’ll snatch all my shit and then argue his rights

Storms are a’ brewin’ and he best be a’ runnin’
It all wraps around and his bad deeds are comin’

Hidin’ by charms and a smile that melts ice
My Jose gets warm, his heart chills it quite nice
Knowing he’s wrong he’ll convince me he’s right
and then all again he’s couch bound for the night

Lock up the pills and lock up your wife
That sting in our backs is the blade of his knife
He’ll make me pity his make-believe strife
He sucks me right in and then he steals my life

Storms are a’ brewin’ and he best be a’ runnin’
’cause it all wraps ’round and his demons are comin’
If I get lucky I’ll see where he stands
and gets sucked right to hell for his crimes against man

War’s are a’ brewin and he best be a’ runnin’
’cause it all wraps around and he knows they’re a’ comin’
They’ll weigh his scales and they’ll look in his eyes
and then they’ll save my soul with a snuff of his life

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.

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