Music Prompt #73 – “Staying Alive” by Bee Gees

life’s tough but I’m staying alive
up and down, round and round it goes
happy, sad, winner or loser

different roles we have as we grow
challenges and hindrances, too
life’s tough and I’m staying alive

hurt several times but go on
one day we might hit the jackpot
up and down, round and round it goes

places to see, people to meet
life’s wonderful, no matter what
happy, sad, winner or loser*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:

a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C

For: Music Prompt #73 – “Staying Alive” by Bee Gees

4 thoughts on “Music Prompt #73 – “Staying Alive” by Bee Gees

  1. Whistles!!❤️💖This is absolutely phenomenal writing 😀 such an intriguing form ‘Cascade’.. ah I love how the lines alternately repeat creating both emotion and rhythm! Beautifully done. Thank you so much for participating on Music Prompt at MLMM❤️💖

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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