Crawling

(featured on the Whiskey Hat debut EP El Gallo Diablo, which is no longer available…)

Today, I traveled back in time

Through spoken word and music’s rhyme

To visit places from my past

Creating memories built to last

A younger man, I’d been before

When last I entered through that door

No facial hair, to say the least

My waistline never knowing feast

What the hell did I know?

Time moves fast when you’re crawling way too slow

What the hell did I know?

Life is hard when you sell your soul

Many speakers came and went

Advice to me, ignored and spent

But getting out of class was fun

My journey, then, had just begun

What the hell do I know?

Time moved fast when I was crawling way too slow

What the hell do I know?

Faded life when I sold my soul

The futures bright to those who seek

Though some will call you dork and geek

Kids today, so cruel and mean

Until you’re on a movie screen

So keep your chin both up and high

And never let yourself deny

That you were meant for greater glory

On stage, one day, to tell your story

What the hell will I know?

Time stands still when it’s your time to go

What the hell will I know?

A nod, in passing, to my worn out soul

Published by GonzoWolf

C. Derick Miller is an award winning Splatterpunk/Indie/Cult/Horror/Dark Fiction author, Gonzo journalist, freelance A&E journalist, screenwriter, poet, ordained minister, and songwriter born in the town of Greenville, Texas. A seasoned paranormal investigator and administrator for the fine art industry, his influences include Hunter S. Thompson, Kevin Smith, Shawn Mullins, and Del James. He is currently signed with Death’s Head Press and is Sr. Writer/Jr. Producer for AtuA Productions. Chad is also an active member of the International Thriller Writers organization, the Horror Writers Association, and co-host of both the “Butterflies Make Me Angry” and “American Justice” podcasts. He resides in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas and has a price on his head for his short story “Hell Paso” contained in the #1 Amazon Best Selling/Award Winning Death’s Head Press Anthology “And Hell Followed”. He wishes he was making up that last part but…it’s nice to be wanted.

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