Creative Dumping Ground #9

Hey Everybody! I hope you’ve been having a good week 🙂

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve done a Creative Dumping Ground post, so here we go! This was actually a challenge that I participated in on Prose, and I thought it was fun to do, while also getting to go through song lyrics to create a story.

Here’s the original challenge:

And on that note… here we go!

Update (7:03pm on Thursday 05/30/19):

This is so much harder than I remember it being… we will see how this goes. None of it sounds like it will make any sense… but we will see, we will see.

Update (8:18pm 05/30/19):

Wasn’t having much luck, so I decided to have a glass of wine to see if it would help, or just make me fall asleep.

Update (9:28pm 5/30/19):

Finally finished! Here is the final product! (Though it may be pretty rough). It originally was going to be one poem, but I thought it sounded better as two different ones. One thing that made this difficult is  whenever I was trying to read through the entire poem, I would start singing the song lyrics in my head, which made absolutely no sense because… well they’re different songs. Anyways, we’ll see if I change anything else before posting.

Update (1:15 am 5/31/19):

As of right now, the two poems now became three poems… let’s see if I keep turning each poem into a smaller arrangement of itself 🤣😂

Update (1:35 am 05/31/19):

I think I finally got these to something I like… at least, I like them better than before😂 I also feel like I’m going to regret being up so late because I have work at 9 am tomorrow. Ooops

That’s what happens when you can’t sleep I guess.


20190304_121919-1Poem #1

I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth

Divide me down to the smallest I can be

You’re the pain and the medicine

When all you got is nothing,

There’s a lot to go around.

Now I’m breaking at the britches,

But in the end,

It doesn’t even matter.


Song Lyrics (In order of appearance):

“Green Light” by Lorde

“Uma Thurman” by Fallout Boy

“Save My Soul” by Jojo

“In The End” by Linkin Park



light candle hope
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Poem #2

I felt I was invincible, you wrapped around my head

Be mine or you will burn

But I’m glad to be a real nightmare,

God have mercy on her

So, save me your prayers.

God have mercy on me.

You can’t save me.


Songs (In order of appearance):

“Chlorine” by Twenty One Pilots

“Hellfire” from the Hunchback of Notre Dame

“Nightmare” by Halsey

“Save My Soul” by Jojo



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Poem #3

Whatever happened to the young man’s heart?

My heart would bleed.

Everyone’s pointing their fingers

‘Cause these words are knives that often leave scars

Be a fighter

Always condemning me

When you gonna wake up and fight?

I’m tired and angry,

We all know that life ain’t fair

And nobody knows what I believe

Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore?

I believe.

Don’t sell yourself short, you might be bulletproof

A moment is all we are

Swallowed by pain as he slowly fell apart

Then who the hell was I?


Song Lyrics (In order of appearance):

“45” by Shinedown

“The Way We Were” by Carrie Hope Fletcher

“This is Gospel” Panic! At the Disco

“Cut the Cord” by Shinedown

“Sound of Madness” by Shinedown

“Nightmare” by Halsey

“Bully” by Shinedown

“Get Up” by Shinedown

“One More Light” by Linkin Park

“Skinny Love” by Bon Iver


After reading through them, the first two sound a lot better than what I had before, but the rhythm and flow of the third poem seems to be a little off to me. But that’s all part of the challenge, sometimes you can make it work so that it’ll sound great, and other times it’s gonna fall flat.

On that lovely note, thank you for reading, and I hope you have a lovely weekend! 🙂

I will see you again on Tuesday!

-Erin 🙂

Twitter: @ENordhof




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Hello! I love writing about a variety of topics, such as books and music, and have my own blog, I also do freelance work, which you can see more of on my portfolio website,

12 thoughts on “Creative Dumping Ground #9

      1. I can’t see why, I could read through every post! But don’t think that’s how you want to spend your day off lol!!

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      2. Aw thank you so much, I really appreciate that! But trust me, the only other thing I’m doing right now is laundry, so this is a great way to procrastinate 😂

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