A Preemptive Strike

A Preemptive Strike by Melodie Yvonne Ramey I’m the one that’s walkin’ away I don’t wanna think of you every day I don’t wanna picture those words you’ll say If the universe suddenly goes… Continue reading

I Own Me

Originally published in Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle I Own Me All this time it’s been my heart inside breaking mine. All these years it’s been myself as enemy I find.… Continue reading

Breaking Benjamin Leaves Fort Wayne Breathless

Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on March 31, 2016 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey FORT WAYNE, IN – Upon approaching Piere’s Saturday evening the first noticeable phenomenon was the tremendous line… Continue reading

18 Years Love Should Have Grown

I just realized the Love we lost would have been 18 this year… all grown up ❤ This is dedicated to her and my beautiful Hazie. I know you don’t have internet out there,… Continue reading

Seed Guzzler

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… Continue reading

Shawn Hagood is Keeping the Blues Alive

It’s phenomenal to me how much music can really unify people, and bring out the pure and good in us all. If we see a stranger with a shirt representing our favorite band… Continue reading

Johnny Rivers’ Golden Hits from a Golden Age

A lot of the music that we consider classic as we age were the songs that made up the soundtracks to our childhood. These were the songs our parents forced us to listen… Continue reading

Ode to a Freezing Valentine’s Day

Ode to a Freezing Valentine’s Day How can you be so cruel, when my heart’s lying there on the floor? How come you just can’t see, this realio trulio heart in me? I… Continue reading

Thursday I’m Still Burning

Thursday I’m Still Burning by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Your face is in front of the eyes in my mind My VHS brain is set on rewind I play and I pause the moment I see… Continue reading

On Wednesday I’m Yearning

On Wednesday I’m Yearning by Melodie Yvonne Ramey A servant in love is all that I am It doesn’t come with the glitz or the glam In fact at times it can be underhanded I… Continue reading

Pingeons Playing Ping Pong Ensnare The Mousetrap

Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on March 25, 2016 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A motley mixture of people from all walks of life flocked to Indianapolis… Continue reading

School of Rock Hits the Hard Rock Café in Times Square

School of Rock is one of the most phenomenal music education organization for children everywhere this day in age. They are the leader in performance-based after school music education with more than a… Continue reading

Rhyming & Lyrics – In A Weak

In A Weak by Melodie Yvonne Ramey I like it when you say my name Three syllables long yet you remain And when I feel your gentle touch I’m twitterpated oh so much I… Continue reading

Treadin’ Beauty

Treadin’ Beauty by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Ridin’ on my coattails Man, you got to go now I can’t handle all this weight Soon my back is gonna break I can’t abide with what you’re doin’… Continue reading

Lafayette Lives the Pink Floyd Experience Live

Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on March 23, 2016 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey LAFAYETTE, IN – Pink Floyd is hands down one of the most influential rock bands… Continue reading

Never Without You

Never Without You by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Somedays I’m happy what happened Some days I just wanna cry I wouldn’t take back what has happened ‘Cause everything’s opened my eyes But now I can’t… Continue reading

Rhyming and Lyrics – Move, Bitch

Move, Bitch by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Humbly speaking this stink that is reeking Permeates my soul every day This odious feeling is sending me reeling and wretchedness holds so much sway I need… Continue reading

Rhyming and Lyrics – Takin’ Up Space

Takin’ Up Space by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Just sittin around takin’ up space on your porch, Sittin around makin it skunk. It could be worse in my head I guess… I’m way worse in… Continue reading