Rhyming and Lyrics – The Lion’s Den Sprint – IDHOTTL #5

This piece is number 5 in the collection I Do Heroin on the Train Line So You Don’t Have To: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to My Galaxie

The Lion’s Den Sprint by Melodie Yvonne

80 down a back road way out in BFE
We’re goin’ awful fast for never gonna leave
The headlights stab the black air as we travel down the road
Tryin’ to make it to the highway ‘fore the soberness takes hold

The pigs are stakin’ out the sides, but we’re one step ahead
‘Cause we don’t wanna go to jail, but don’t care if we’re dead
Tree skeletons engulf us as they fly by dirty windows
This ole back road’s full of evil, but there’s always room for more ghosts

Ole Smoky’s gainin’ on us, but our luck’s still holding out
Like the government holds water when the nations in a drought
Just a few more hills and hairpin turns are comin’ up ahead
And that pig might still be gainin’, but we don’t care if we’re dead

The road might curve before us, but our speed straightens it out
And we’ve lost that fucking porker for a second of his doubt
We lock it up and slide into a driveway on the right
Kill the car and hunker down and watch that fuckin’ pig fly by

We slither back on 250 fixin’ to ramble on
We’re pretty sure the coast is clear, but don’t care if he’s gone
‘Cause we still got that mission waitin’ for us up ahead…
We’re both almost fucking sober and we’d both rather be dead

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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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