Thursday, October 04, 2018

OctPoWriMo 2018 Day 3: The Devil Six Months After Georgia

Today's theme was 'Insecurity'. Now Insecurity and I are ooold friends, we go way back. But while on any normal day I might have been able to come up with at least a dozen ways to put that down on paper, today Zilch. Nada. Absolutely nothing.

Maybe it was the florette. Maybe. I've never written one before, and was determined to at least *try*.

So. Insecurity. We all feel insecure right. Do superheroes ever feel insecure?

And somewhere in the back of my brain, Charlie Daniels' immortal classic, 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia' floated up and I thought, heeeeeeey, after being beaten by a mere mortal fiddler...

So this is my take on Insecurity - with apologies to the Charlie Daniels Band.

For those of you who don't know the song, it's here with lyrics.

What makes this actually even funnier is that there is a sequel to this song called 'The Devil Goes Back To Georgia' with Charlie Daniels as the Devil and the amazing Mark O'Connor as Johnny. I guess the Devil didn't win his battle with insecurity after all...


I’ve checked my goldarned fiddle strings
I’ve practiced scales and fingerings
Twelve dozen times a day or more.
I’m better than I was before – and still nothing’s

Right. Johnny, that be-blasted pest!
Thinking about him gets me stressed.
My confidence has up and left -
I live on tenterhooks, bereft of all my rest.

Skill I have but he’s much better!
Battered ego – how I suffer!
How can a mortal play so well?
So this is what is meant by ‘hell’ – brainfarts scatter

Any logical sound or sense
When Johnny’s mentioned. I get tense.
This idiocy must stop right now!
I am the Devil not a cow – stop being dense!


Esther Jones said...

Oh my goodness. This is awesome.

Maria L. Berg said...

This was absolutely what I needed in a poem today. Beautifully done. I wasn't up for attempting the Florette today, hopefully later. Very fun idea.

ms_lili said...

I love the inventiveness and lightheartedness of it. Must go look for the rematch out there.

Shuku said...

Thank you so much Maria! Yes the florette was a biiiig challenge, I threw out my first attempt after futility for an hour. I'm so glad ot made you smile. I can't wait to see your florette when it's ready!

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Shuku said...

Jade, thank you so much! Here's the rematch, it's wonderful!

Shuku said...

Thank you Esther! I'm so glad you like it!

Namratha said...

Oh i skipped the florette cause it reversed the idea I had for the poem. You totally got it though. The self talk of the devil was humorous!

Shuku said...

Thank you so much! The florette kicked my butt hard - glad it worked for you!