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 really like the atmosphere you painted with this piece

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow Marie. This is compelling reading.
The pun was clever...It says so many things.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I love your meaning behind the phrase "Band-Aids"!
And it was descriptive too!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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I never did the hole punching thing in my arms,
But boy I had a most amazing life when I was a teen.
I am so glad those days are over, I don't think I could
ever relive my past. Like your write, Amazing job!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Oh those days are gone for good I hope I never go looking for them agan They were fun but left to the nights of youth

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is amazing I don't know where to start. It's portraying so many things at once.

Posted 11 Years Ago

whoa! so toxic in every sense a pun with a meaningful title, great job

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on September 9, 2011
Last Updated on September 9, 2011


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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