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I'm KC, The People's Bard. I write songs and poems inspired by the people I meet on the internet. Ask, and I’ll write something for you.
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  • I just wanted to say that you are a big inspiration and your words are beautiful. I admire you a lot and I also admire your work. Sometimes when I have a writers block myself I enjoy listening to your music or your poetry and It really helps my writers block. They inspire me on a whole different level.

    Asked by katwithlove

    That’s easily one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard. I stumble around the internet hoping cool people like you shatter my writer’s block. It’s awesome to think I do that for others. Keep writing, friend!

    Hannah asked me to write a tune for her girlfriend Savannah. I loved the sound of their names, so I obliged. In the second verse I subtly show that I’m proud of them for having a love that in our world, unfortunately, isn’t easy to have. Let’s all give these two brave girls a round of applause. Much love, all. — Kavalier

    For Caroline

    Something bad is going to happen.
    It always does.
    You’ll stub your toe
    or break your heart
    or forget someone’s name
    or lose a loved one.
    Something good is going to happen, too.
    It always does.
    You’ll run through a field of flowers
    or feel your pulse quicken
    or make a new friend
    or fall in love again.
    The plus-minus in life will end up even
    if you just keep on believing
    and living
    for those good things.

    In response to your email, Caroline

    Caroline, I’ll think of something to write for you, but I wanted to say. 1) Stay positive. We will 99% of the things that happen to us. If you think something bad is going to happen, it probably will. The inverse is true, too. Of course, thinking doesn’t actually guide life’s events—but it shapes our focus. Every day is full of joy and pain. If you are expecting joy, that’s what will resonate; if you’re expecting pain, that’s what will resonate.
    Also: everyone does not cheat. I’m one person who never has. And I’d fucking slit my own throat before I did that. I’m worried about your mom finding out, too. I know it’s an impossibly hard thought to consider, but you might want to tell her—or ask another woman in your family or one of her friends to tell her. You don’t want her to find out in a scary, dramatic way.
    And depression may have been scary 100 years ago before people understood it. But we do now. There are ways to get help. If you’re really concerned you’re on that path, it’s never too soon to talk to a doctor about it, and I encourage you to do so.
    Okay, enough Dad-talk. Going to write.

    I like getting drunk
    more than being drunk.
    Falling into the haze
    is silly and warm and easy.
    I like falling in love
    more than being in love.
    Falling into the haze
    is silly and warm and easy.
    Maintaining the buzz
    is a dangerous game,
    one we usually fail to win.
    We just wake up the next morning
    hungover and wondering where we’ve been.
    Maintaining a love
    is a dangerous game,
    one we usually fail to win.
    We just wake up one day
    heartbroken and wondering why we let them in.

    Me: Sometimes when I touch you, it feels like time stops.
    You: Sometimes when you touch me, it does.

    Maybe I’ll only earn love
    like metal earns rust:
    with time and weather
    and drowning waters.
    Mark my plain surface;
    color it anew.

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