A Non-Zero Number                   [Part 3 of my Writing Trilogy]

 

Original song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Structure Scheme: Accent points align on all 3 verses.

 

Please read along to my spoken verse performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

*.* * * *

Think your life is hard?

 

*.* * * **

Faced with constant chal-lenge?

 

*.* * ** *

Yours is cake, to a bard,

 

** * * **

Who rhymes words with "orange".

 

 

VERSE 2

 

*.* * * *

It's the same with lines.

 

*.* * * **

All the great ones taken.

 

*.* * ** *

Think of that, as you whine:

 

** * * **

Writers are for-saken.

 

 

PRE-CHORUS

 

But one time, when the minions,

 

Of the Dark Lord who ruled our nation.

 

Couldn't say voter fraud was in the millions.

 

But what they told the judge gave me inspiration.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Lying in the afterglow.

 

Of when two bodies touch.

 

One whispers: "I hope you know,

 

That I love you this much."

 

Then, smiling, the other responds:

 

"Darling, I love you even more.

 

But, when you're modestly dressed,

 

I have to honestly confess,

 

My love is a non-zero number."

 

 

VERSE 3

 

*.* * * *

If your muse pro-vides,

 

*.* * * **

Pearls, that aren't or-ganic.

 

*.* * ** *

Let this work be your guide:

 

Rhythm changes to: ** ** * * * **

Even stupid can be ro-mantic.

 

 

PRE-CHORUS

 

But one time, when the minions,

 

Of the Dark Lord who ruled our nation.

 

Couldn't say voter fraud was in the millions.

 

But what they told the judge gave me inspiration.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Lying in the afterglow.

 

Of when two bodies touch.

 

One whispers: "I hope you know,

 

That I love you this much."

 

Then, smiling, the other responds:

 

"Darling, I love you even more.

 

But, when you're modestly dressed,

 

I have to honestly confess,

 

My love is a non-zero number."

 

 

The End

 

 

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