American Success Story Ch. 7, Love Me Strong

This is the second song, or act of scene 3. It presents a sentimental remembrance of the woman who was the mother of Pete’s daughter. Love Me Strong All the spirit in my eyes walked away with you despite misgiven memories misspent still I need you as when we first met She said Love me…

Daddy Let’s Play – American Success Story Ch. 6

American Success Story is a short book of poetry that is told in song. The book has eleven chapters, and is set in four scenes. The two acts in the first scene introduce Pete Chandala, a factory worker in his mid fifties. The three acts in Scene two tell us about his childhood. Scene three…

American Success Story ch. 4

Chapter 4 Alone and Bleeding Pete Chandala American Success Story or Scene two Act two by RJHoffman In chapter three, Child In the Field, Pete told us a little about himself as a boy growing up on his father’s pig farm. He is an introverted child who spends much time to himself, wandering through the…

Coffee For My Cup

  Coffee For My Cup This is the second of an eleven song compilation presenting the story of Pete Chandala, American Success Story. The eleven songs are eleven chapters as a video work of fiction. Put some coffee in my cup Have it for me when I get up I don’t want no waiting when…

The Soul In Need and the Giver A Proesy RJHoffman I wouldn’t want to take anything that makes you happy and it’s hard to give anything that makes me sad. You chip away at my heart your will to power through pity you lay shame and blame on the voice I’ve had Again, you say…

Chandala

Chandala by RJHoffman The stories and poems I have been publishing lately are part of a project titled “Chandala.” These stories of varying word length, and poems from the mouths of mendicants, are meant to present the symbology of the underclasses of humanity and their perspectives and influences. Existentialism lends itself to the narratives to…

Link to the Roaming Snyder Soundcloud page

Thanks so much to all of you who ever liked any of the poems, songs, short stories, or art I have published on the Roaming Snyder blog. This is a link to the Roaming Snyder Soundcloud page where I have uploaded all of the published songs from Roaming Snyder Publishing. RJHoffman Roaming Snyder Musical Tracks…

When I See These Boots

All I think of when I see these boots is a hand full of dimes squeaking at me through the leather and broken soles that seem to grind my feet to the ground All I see is a row of wooden picture frames and I count them, subtract them, divide them into the hours that…

A Mother and Her Children

A Mother and Her Children Our voices will speak again of the green of these meadows, again, of this vicious rain. Our hearts will again spoil us so we can keep again the vows we’ve made. With rough hands undertaking, And hearts soft to our awakening, while onward the years crush with soft moans and…

Sleeping

beyond the shadows weeping on the edge of a leafless meadow. You gather among your possessions pictures, timeless on a wall. Time began to fade before the calendar turned to watch you crawl. Conceding what your heart can’t seem to take Deliberately conceiving expression that hides all the fear you’ve kept inside. Before you knew…