But I'm not new to writing. I was a prolific poet and essayist when I was younger, having some of my works featured in some periodicals, published in collections. I even had one of my poems read and recorded in a CD collection. I even had my own personal website (Hmmm, Goodness Bites... it still does) where I had most of my prose and poetry published. And then the heavy waves of stressful work flushed all these literary creativity away from me. I started to swim in the seas of memos, reports and scientific writing (APA format!). Now, I'm dumbfounded when I try to write a poem!
I'll start with this blog. This could change things for the better... this could be the start of something big (singing... hey, I'm a sucker for musicals, so sing along...)
You're walkin' along the street, or you're at a party,
Or else you're alone and then you suddenly dig,
You're looking' in someone's eyes, you suddenly realize
That this could be the start of something big.
You're lunching at Twenty-One and watchin' your diet,
Declining a charlotte russe, accepting a fig,
When out of a clear blue sky, it's suddenly gal and guy,
And this could be the start of something big.
There's no controlling the unrolling of your fate, my friend,
Who knows what's written in the magic book.
But when a lover you discover at the gate my friend,
Invite her in without a second look.
You're up in an aeroplane or dining at Sardi's,
Or lying at Malibu alone on the sand,
You suddenly hear a bell, and right away you can tell
That this could be the start of something grand.
This could be the start of something very big,
Why don't you play your part?
Please give your heart to me....and see.
This could be the start of something wonderful,
Why don't you take a chance?
Just try romance with me....and see.
Your watchin' the sun come up and countin' your money,
Or else in a dim cafe you're ordering wine,
Then suddenly there he is, and you wanna be where he is,
And this must be the start of something...
This could be the heart of something...
This could be the start of something big.