Thursday, November 30, 2006

NaBloPoMo: A Tribute in Song

What to post on the final day of NaBloPoMo?

I could do another creative writing meme.

I could talk about what I've learned about during this masochistic challenge.

I could introduce you to some new bloggers I met this month.

Instead, I'll leave you with the lyrics of this timeless song. I think this song pretty much sums up how I feel about my NaBloPoMo experience. I dedicate it to all of us NaBloPoMo'ers out there.

And now. . .

My Way

And now, the end is near;
And so I face the final curtain.
My friend, I'll say it clear,
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain.

I've lived a life that's full.
I've traveled each and ev'ry highway;
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Regrets, I've had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.

I planned each charted course;
Each careful step along the byway,
But more, much more than this,
I did it my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew.
But through it all, when there was doubt,
I ate it up and spit it out.
I faced it all and I stood tall;
And did it my way.

I've loved, I've laughed and cried.
I've had my fill; my share of losing.
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.

To think I did all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
"No, oh no not me,
I did it my way".

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has naught.
To say the things he truly feels;
And not the words of one who kneels.
The record shows I took the blows -
And did it my way!

We did everyone! We really did it.

Until next time, whenever that may be,


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Sheila said...

YOU DID IT! Congratulations!

Sheila said...

OK, when did you finish Beach Music and HOW DID I MISS THAT? That is absolutely one of my favorite books. It's heartbreaking. It's messy. It's sad beyond sad. I loved it. HOW DID I MISS THIS? Ok, sorry about the outbreak. My cold is making my head all fuzzy and I'm totally emotional girl over here. I'm sure we can talk about the book, right? Right? You did like it, didn't you? OK, I should not blog sick. This is sad. I feel like I should delete this comment, but I can't. I'm against deleting. I'm done now. Bye.

Mary-LUE said...

Sheila! You crack me up. I think you should blog sick more often.

I ordered Beach Music and had it shipped to Michelle's house when I went to go visit her. I did like it alot although Prince of Tides may edge out a little ahead for me. I did have a strong response to the characters because Jack reminded me of my uncle.

We need to get together AGAIN and talk about it! ;)

blackdaisies said...

: ) Yah!! Congratulations and what a perfect way to end it all :)

chickenone said...

well done!
I think I need to read Beach Music. Will I like it?

Paul said...

Nice job yo. I'm just waiting to see what happens if you win the #2 prize listed under "other random prizes" at the moblonopo website. Next project - write something you can sell!!

MarillaAnne said...

LOL Congrats! Love the song choice


sunshine scribe said...

YAY!!! Congratulations on successfully completing Nablopomo. You deserve a huge party. Sending big congratulatory hugs your way!!!!!