Day 2511: What’s going down

What’s going down around you, my dear reader?

What’s going down around here includes

  • the temperature,
  • rain,
  • moods,
  • arrests,
  • polling numbers, and
  • progress on my latest original “country” song, “What’s Keeping Me Up is What’s Going Down.”

Are you down with these lyrics?

What’s keeping me up is what’s going down.

I’m sleepless and helpless and wearing a frown.

Problems abound, no solutions to be found.

What’s keeping me up is what’s going down.

From the local to the global news

No quick fixes are around to choose.

No matter what your state or views,

There’s no relief, just a belief in booze.

What’s keeping me up is what’s going down.

I’m sleepless and helpless and wearing a frown.

Problems abound, no solutions to be found.

What’s keeping me up is what’s going down.

I turn to everyone I see

And ask if they relate to me.

They do not have a moment free

And they’re crippled with anxiety.

What’s keeping me up is what’s going down.

I’m sleepless and helpless and wearing a frown.

Problems abound, no solutions to be found.

What’s keeping me up is what’s going down.

I would like to end this song with hope

But hope seems to be beyond my scope.

When I’m hopeless I can’t help but mope.

If I had some I would smoke some dope.

Maybe I should text the Pope?

What’s keeping me up is what’s going down.

I’m sleepless and helpless and wearing a frown.

Problems abound, no solutions to be found.

What’s keeping me up is what’s going down.

©️ Ann Koplow, 2019

My photos from yesterday are going down here:

What’s going down with Harley and that squirrel?

Let’s get down with this tune from one of my favorite bands:

If you’re looking to express any reactions to this post, go down to the comments section, below.

Gratitude is always going down around here, so thanks to all who help this blog go down every day, including YOU.

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17 thoughts on “Day 2511: What’s going down

  1. Keep up the great work, Ann!

  2. I’m glad you’re getting down your new song and I look forward to hearing it. What’s going down for me is downtown where the Southern Festival Of Books is going up this weekend. I remember that Star Trek episode too, and how profoundly it affected me. The empath had to take on other peoples’ pain and injuries to heal them, even at risk to her own life.
    Also look what’s going down with another bird family.

  3. What’s going down is a man stabbing several people in a shopping mall in Manchester. Thank goodness we do not have the right to bear arms here!

  4. What’s going down??????????
    Me if I don’t watch were I am walking

  5. Maureen

    I love Harley and the squirrel and your creative spirit.
    Sometimes the way to handle overwhelming anxiety is to do one thing that is within your power to do. Maybe it is making a supper for a depressed friend, or, in your case, creating a new song. I am not anxious as I look forward to hearing you sing it

  6. I’m looking forward to hear your song, when you are ready with that, Ann.
    Harley is the clearly winner today 😀

  7. i look forward to hearing the song! i am working on another kinda new one. the poem is old but the beat is new. I’m debating trying to learn a really old song of mine thats kind of a masterpiece but it’s so old that my flow was different then and so far i am not doing it well at all, but i got an idea about how to learn it tonight so i’m hoping i will eventually be able to.
    probably not for several more months though. maybe by the new year. anyway, i’m working on it, and i’ve finally gotten this blog going so check it out if you get a chance

  8. I love the lyrics to your song, Ann. I really do. “What’s keeping me up is what’s going down,” is brilliant in my eyes. Seriously! I couldn’t agree more.

  9. Pingback: Day 2515: What I’m letting in | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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