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I used to frequent Barnes and Noble and randomly pick out CD's to listen to using the headphones perched on the racks for sampling. One day, I happened to pick up Kasey Chamber's CD, sampled a couple songs, liked, bought.
Some crazy-where along the way, I began to imagine how this singer may have started her career. I knew nothing of her background, but couldn't help but wonder, what if...? This poem is my imagination running away with itself...
And yes, I meant to leave out punctuation, big smile.
I've included a video of the real Kasey Chambers. She's awesome.
we were friends
when we were seven
skipping to the seven-eleven
rode our bikes
never thinkin' those days would end
Casey said, i wanna be a star
back then, i always knew she'd go far
she harbored her dreams
wide as the sea
my childhood friend, Casey Lee
the rain poured the day her momma died
she was only eleven
with her sorrow tucked inside
she made a promise to heaven
momma, it's not about being a star...it's
not about being well known...when i'm the
best that i can be, i'll know that i have grown
Casey said she was gonna be a star
i always knew she was gonna go far
she bought a used guitar one day
strummed her heart and soul away
poured her pain into her songs
it didn't take long
til Casey hit the Nashville scene
she never forgot where she had been
she remembered when times were not so fun
even now as she vacations in the sun
Casey always said she was gonna be a star
and now she sings in concert halls
her face on posters on the walls
Casey's heart is good and true
Casey, i always believed in you
our yesterdays faded into today
Casey girl, you're on your way.
© 2015 Essie