a rock and roll story
Part 1: Deference
My fingers hurt and my bank account
Is as empty as the inside of a naught,
But the song on this 4-track
Says everything I've ever wanted to hear --
Blood poured through the 12-bar blues,
Soul emptied into three old chords.
What ever happens to a dream deferred?
I don't know -- I never stopped chasing mine.
Part 2: Worship
I see your jet black tights
And a tank top shirt.
The way you shakes things around
Man, I bet that hurts,
But you put yourself through it
For my mates and me.
You endure it all
To show how much you love the band.
Part 3: Legacy
She had such happy eyes then
When the hospital odors couldn't curb our joy.
Now they seem more tired, distracted,
But the Telecaster in the corner of her room
Stills comes out to play, it's strings
freshly callousing her fingertips.
"Stairway to Heaven" is as fresh to us
As the day I taught it to her.
BIO: Sean Taylor is an award-winning writer of stories. He grew up telling lies, and he got pretty good at it, so now he writes them into full-blown adventures for comic books, graphic novels, magazines, book anthologies and novels. He makes stuff up for money, and he writes it down for fun. He’s a lucky fellow that way.
He’s best known for his work on the best-selling Gene Simmons Dominatrix comic book series from IDW Publishing and Simmons Comics Group. He has also written comics for TV properties such as the top-rated Oxygen Network series The Bad Girls Club. His other forays into fiction include such realms as steampunk, pulp, young adult, fantasy, super heroes, sci-fi, and even samurai frogs on horseback (seriously, don’t laugh). However, his favorite contribution to the world will be as the writer/editor who invented the genre and coined the term "Hookerpunk."
For more information (and mug shots) visit www.taylorverse.com and his writer’s blog at seanhtaylor.blogspot.com.