Since mankind began, there has been the hero’s journey. A man starts with just his dreams and builds his world or fails. Those with heart prevail. That then is the trick to this tale.
Flying Solo by Michael Romani Long ago and not so faraway Crime ran wild as it does today Vile syndicates offered protection Forcing the weak to live in connection On the streets, a fight for survival Awaits a young man in his arrival Yearning to fly free among the stars But, in that moment, the dreams seem far But, not too far, for certain kind of man That will steal and deal his way if he can These kinds of dreams require the will to survive And to keep at them steady until they arrive Nothing comes easy and nothing is free No excuses will do to keep his dignity Never one to be beaten down to his knees The boy becomes a man with strength as his keys Joyride escapes into the dark of the night Pushing toward freedom with all of his might Full speed ahead into this hard fight Rebelling against the kick-around; never losing sight The soul that will not be conquered too easy Will find its own way to become and be free Clinging tight to the luck of self rolled dice His determined heart does not fall back on advice At least, not the advice that tells him only no And that resistance is futile; it's not when you're solo Alone escaping a world filled with dirt and grime This dreamer would succeed in flying in not time Finding friends and kinship along the way As he lives on to fight yet another day An escape is made with his will to live free There into the arms of like minded company Instincts heard soar and roar like a power chord Remembered self promises cut like a sword Everybody find that they need their somebody And so a band of thieves become his chosen family (c) January 20, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved