A Poem by Marie Harrison




Inspired by the intoxication of a live performance

Taking a rocky joy ride on the wild side of life

Touring distant lands with the band


All night love binges and

Sharp syringes punching

Holes in our arms


We're here for a carefree good time,

Living the life most people

Strive to dream of now and then


The buzz is worth the fuzz on

Our clothes and the strikes against

Our reputations

Seeing the world through new filters

Stimulates our imaginations


Feeling the live music on stage

Night after night deep in our bones,

Takes us to a euphoric zone that

Few will ever capture on a recording


It's too steep for most people

To creep up to this pinnacle

Of the mountain, just for a

Single view of what we are

Blessed to see every day


We're not groupies,

We're not wives or girlfriends,

We're band-aids


© 2011 Marie Harrison

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I love the last stanza. One night stand = band aid. Perfect metaphor.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I like the words band-aids. You create a very good poem. I like the many strong statements in this poem.
"Feeling the live music on stage
Night after night deep in our bones,
Takes us to a euphoric zone that
Few will ever capture on a recording"
Thank you for a excellent poem.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Great write, interesting.

Posted 11 Years Ago

looking inside of the lives...interesting.....

Posted 11 Years Ago

very nice. this seems to have some inside quotes that perhaps your friends and lover may recognize. the last stanze is very strong and you cant help but get the chill down your spine you get when you are cheering for a team or telling a loved one how you feel for the first time. incredible, thank you very much for shareing this with us. :)
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Posted 11 Years Ago

Such a one of a kind poem, Marie...Love the idea here! :)))

Posted 11 Years Ago

Oh the rush of a live show from a favorite artist is an ultimate high... it is there where troubles are easy to forget... I love the ending, very funny.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Is Band Aids a new word for Roadie?
Glad you lived to share the memory, my friend. Love the nostalgia.
Nicely written.

Posted 11 Years Ago

And you shall have music all the days of your life! It is the source of our passions.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Love it. You have a very unique style and its always a pleasure to read your work. I smile each time. Thanks!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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