Follow by Email

Monday, September 23, 2013

Munsch's The Scream inspired my newest song Slave




 At a writers' workshop with Linda Rief a couple of summers ago, I drew this, my own version of Munsch's The Scream and wrote a poem about what it inspired in me. Basically, it's the struggle I've know over the last few years battling OCD.

The scream by  Julia Nadon, Montebello, QC, August 2012
All of my fears have joined forces against me
Advancing like an army beating drums
My enemies have found their way in
Through cracks in the walls of my mind
I run from dream to memory
Searching for weapons
And strength which might set me free
From the phantoms of doubt and worry
Paralyzed by anxiety
They ambush me
And shoot me
With obsessions
I’m a slave
To these masters
Cruel in their gentility
They say they will protect me
They rape and plunder my soul
Then rear their heads back and laugh
At my weakness
When I carry out my compulsions
To no end
 Desperately trying to exorcise the terror
Their seeds have left behind
 









All of my fears
Have joined forces against me
Advancing like an army beating drums
They’ve found their way in
*******************************
Through cracks in the walls of my mind
They’ve found their way in
*****************************
From room to room I run
From dream to memory
Searching high and low
For some strength to set me free
******************************
Paralyzed by anxiety
They ambush and they shoot me
****************************
 With obsessions and compulsions
I’m a slave (To these masters)
I’m a slave (They’ved found their way in)
**************************************

Cruel in their gentility
They say they’ll protect me
While they rape and plunder my soul
Heads thrown back, they laugh at me
*****************************
They laugh at my weakness
When I carry out their commands
Trying to exorcise the terror
Their seeds have left behind
*********************************
I’m a slave (To these masters)
I’m a slave (They’ve found their way in)
********************************
********************************
I’m a slave (To these masters)
I’m a slave (They’ve found their way in)
...









3 comments:

  1. Loved seeing AND hearing you, Julia!! This song is lovely...merci. I am going to sign up for guitar lessons tomorrow - oui, yes, really. My daughter Maria was up in Montreal this summer...I wonder if your paths crossed. C'est un mundo petit. Have a great week ...

    Susan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for your comment. I've been having fun just letting myself go when I compose and write.

      Delete