Brand New Key

Today’s prompt is about roller skates, and since Jimmy Fallon just did “Brand New Key” so epically, i needed to post this video. (You’ll get to see Melissa McCarthy do her thing too.)

Watch Jimmy while he’s lipsyncing–his gestures are totally the gestures of someone who has no idea how to roller skate!

The piece of the prompt I chose to work with is this one:

write about a time you were metaphorically off-balance but determined to push forward.

I headed towards what I thought I wanted

But I can’t get my balance

I’m flailing and flailing

and thud.

My feet go out from under me.

I get up and try again.

I head for something else I wanted

I can’t get my balance

I’m flailing and flailing

And thud.

My feet go out from under me.

I get up and–do I try again?

My butt is bruised

My ankles hurt

I just wanna sit and cry for a bit

Before I get back up.

Maybe I need a Brand New Key.

 

 

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About lana1967

I'm a Southern girl at heart who wants to build a community of people who believe they can change the world with words like "love" and "freedom" when they become more than words, but actions in our work and our daily lives.
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