Formative Experiences

Formative Experiences

kahlo2013's picture

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A glimpse of formative experiences over 10 years in my life - ages 9-19 that turned me into a lesbian.... okay, right, I was a lesbian and that led to these experiences but I did not know it at the time.

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Formative Years

1. TEACHER WHO BROKE MY HEART
dreams of ms askelson
kept my after school
when she got married
I was the 4th grade fool

2. I TRIED TO BE GOOD
slumber parties
roller rink dances
camping with friends
I didn’t take chances
I was good ....most of the time

3. LET’S PRETEND
I said let’s pretend we are movie stars
we can act out scenes in the movies
she said yes before she knew
which ones

4. GIRL SCOUT CAMP
Girl Scouts
together
in one
sleeping bag

5. YOU HAVE TO LEARN SOMEHOW
have you learned how to French kiss yet?
No?!? okay I will teach you

6. RHODA FANTASY
Mary Tyler Moore
was so beautiful
but it was always
Rhoda...
I adored

7. FRESHMAN YEAR
my roommate snores
can I sleep with you?
I’ll stay on my own side
if you want me too..
just kidding

8. TOO OLD FOR FOOTIES
sexy footie pajamas
in pink plush cloth
you look better
when you take them off

9. HAPPY HOURS
4 beers for
a dollar
three dollars
and I wowed her

10. SEND IN THE CLOWNS
we dressed up like clowns
then she took me down
inhibitions go away
when you are clowns



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super effort here! i particularly love lets pretend, and freshman year - for some reason they stand out to me, maybe because i see a little of myself in them. i was an innocent young lad so i didnt have so much varied experiences as expressed within this 10x10, but i really like how this was so personal to your experiences especially with you coming to terms with who you are, and what you like. its often i wonder how love works for other people, and to hear this side of your music has provoked thought in me.. and i may be doing some inner exploration myself about early experiences as a typical young male who missed many opportunities for some reason or another... a tale definitely worth exploring for my own music im sure. but its early here, and the sleep bunny rabbits are still hanging around waiting for my slumber.. still, this was a nice take on your life, thanks for sharing Smile

nancyrost's picture

Funny and insightful, and I related to several of these! The minor-key angst of some of these was on point - the high drama of youth!

dzd's picture

These are all great! big crush on Rhoda myself Wink Some really great melodies in all these!

what I really want to know is where this 4 for a dollar happy hour is? Biggrin

#8 gonna have me laughing for a while, especially love send in the clowns as well! great 10x10 Thanks for sharing!

Sunfire's picture

This is so cool. I think it's very relatable. Crush on a teacher, parties, friends, roller rinks, campfires, pretending, scouts, french kissing, crush on a TV star, college, beers and even inhibitions coming down when ya clown around! Gay or straight, I think people can relate.

Zeekle's picture

An interesting peek into your beginnings. Musically it’s your own song corpse, all the changes for the different stages. Brilliant (Short) story telling

wacha's picture

I have so many thoughts on this! I love when you perform your stuff, your voice is better than you give yourself credit for. These are great snippets of the LGBTQ experience growing up. I laughed at the Girls Scouts and identify heavily with your feeling on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. And sure these things lead to an adult lesbian, just like 9 to 5 lead to me growing into a lesbian. This is a great 10x10!

metalfoot's picture

Cool idea to dig through your personal history for a 10x10 like this. Good tunes, too!