Lyrics that fit

Anger he smiles tow’ring shiny metallic purple armour.
Queen jealousy, envy waits behind him.
Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground.
Blue are the life giving waters taken for granted,
they quietly understand.

Once happy turquoise armies lay opposite ready,
but wonder why the fight is on.
But they’re all, bold as love.
Yeah, they’re all bold as love.
Yeah, they’re all bold as love.
Just ask the Axis.

My red is so confidently flashes trophies of war
and ribbons of euphoria.
Orange is young, full of daring but very unsteady for the first go ’round.
My yellow in this case is no so mellow.
In fact I’m trying to say it’s frightened like me.
And all of these emotions of mine keep holding me
from giving my life to a rainbow like you.
But I’m a yeah, I’m bold as love,
yeah yeah.

Well, I’m bold, bold as love.
Hear me talkin’, girl.
I’m bold as love.
Just ask the Axis.
He knows everything. Yeah, yeah.

These are the lyrics to the Jimi Hendrix song “Bold As Love”.  Aaron and I were listening to music one time or another traveling between cities and hospitals and music is medicine in our house and in the car!  Always on, always personal.  And this song came on and it hit me like a wave.  The lyrics just fit!  It crashed into my soul like lightning.  Truly electric. We were preparing for battle when we took him to each new specialist.  Getting our amour on and preparing our weapons of war against an unknown enemy.  So when we took him to Chicago and found out what enemy we were facing so many days later it became our motto.  We are in the fight for his life and we are boots on the ground of the battlefield of our own life.  Our marriage, our jobs, our love constantly being tested by the weight of this disease that is cancer.  So we made playlists to fit our moods and soothe our minds and distract from the heartache that cannot be mended right now.  Emotional band aides in place and wounds healing but scars will be left.  But this song, this specific song is permanently on me as I have it tattooed on my right forearm.  And it’s on his Adler Bear wristbands that we had made to show support for our little guy.  It is because HE is Bold As Love.  And through out this journey there has been a water theme.  Especially feeling like a storm brewing or actually going through one.  So I try to focus on that rainbow that is in fact Adler.  He is my light in the dark, my love in the sadness, my rainbow at the end of the storm.  We know not when or how his story will end but we do know that we will fight through it all with love and hope and honor and grace, because that is what you do in battle.  And we are warriors.  Bold As Love!!!!


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