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Poetry Friday: When This Story Ends by Jeremy Rubolino from The Little Mermaid

December 14th, 2018 (06:00 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: Focus by Allie X

It's so enchanting
I'm trapped and drowning
Here for everyone to see
They don't notice
How far away I am
from everyone and everything

Silly to have gambled with my heart out on the line
I guess that's just the way it goes
But I'm holding on
I know a day will come when I can be myself again
And I hope someone will love me
When this story ends

'round in circles
Pointless wandering
And the crowd lines up again
"Give a smile, girl!"
"You make them happy"
"Bring your parents, bring a friend"

Silly that a main attraction would long so much for love
I guess that's just the way it goes
But I'm holding on
I know a day will come when I can be myself again
And I hope someone will love me
When this story ends

If someone could
Someone right for me
Finds a way to take me home again
I believe it
One day, I'll be home

Still I'm searching
'round in circles
While the crowd lines up again

- lyrics to When This Story Ends, composed by Jeremy Rubolino, performed by Poppy Drayton in the film The Little Mermaid (2018 live-action film)

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Posted by: Laura Shovan (Laura Shovan)
Posted at: December 14th, 2018 06:12 pm (UTC)
Poetry Friday

I'd love to hear these lyrics performed. Thanks for stopping by for Poetry Friday. The link you posted takes readers to the Louise Gluck poem from last week. Feel free to add another link so people get a chance to read this haunting poem. -- Laura

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 14th, 2018 06:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Poetry Friday

Hi Laura! Here's the link: https://youtu.be/JAakhseC49o

Edited at 2018-12-14 06:28 pm (UTC)

Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: December 15th, 2018 12:09 pm (UTC)

You should read FISH GIRL by David Wiesner (if you haven't already). These lyrics work with that story, too!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 15th, 2018 04:20 pm (UTC)
books

I will look that up!

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