With the Lights Down Low (Poetry)

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“With the Lights Down Low” was originally written to be a song that starts with the theme of Little Drummer Boy. It has a beautiful melody with three or four different themes throughout. I couldn’t seem to remember much of the lyrics from the dream the night before, so this is what I could piece together.

Little drummer boy

All he knows is the beat

Of his broken heart

Surrounded by his toys

His silent but loyal friends

Never able to forget

The love that tore him apart

Little harlequin girl

Always flirting as a tease

They should see the demon

But lust blinds their eyes

As she always aims to please

She’s really nothing but ugly

Her mask’s a wondrous disguise

The little drummer boy

Once enamored by her act

Realized that it was just so

Given no time to react

He just froze in place

Forever locked in a trance

Drumming the same ole beat

Little boys and girls

Wandering about

The underworld beckons

As the chaos erupts

Hades can only smile

As blind desire corrupts

The once innocent souls

Can be pure no more

Written 12-8-11

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.
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