Chimney to Nowhere


Chimney to Nowhere by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

A chimney to nowhere in the middle of the woods
is where I hid and where I stood
as I watched each passing day
fade into memories bleak and grey

It stood so proud just like myself
a remnant of what I must have felt
before my water turned so muddy
bore a tunnel dark and ruddy

Mortared tower to the sky soaring just above my eye
it looks so sad it makes me cry
all unbelonging in its place
a weathered tired worn on its face

Floating through this galaxie
this random chimney just like me
a thousand tears in downward sliver
join the ever-changing river

This chimney to nowhere in the middle of the woods
still where I hide just where I stood
but now this fear has come with age
and built an ever present rage

We stand alone as years pass on
and wonder where the souls have gone
It wonders where they all could be
It sits and wonders just like me

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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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