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 was...zip. 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...


DAY 3: THE DEVIL SIX MONTHS AFTER GEORGIA

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!



9 comments:

Esther Spurrill-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!

https://youtu.be/L0XUTD7QYcs

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!