Sunday, December 18, 2005

Lips Have..and my little story about Jim Morrison.




Lips have fooled the truth
with a kiss of deceit

Lips have echoed
false words
with a smile to be believed

Lips have touched your lips
with a Judas kiss so cheap

Lips have kissed your face
as you turned the other cheek

Lips have laughed
at your tears
as they ran down your mouth
and trickled to the floor

Lips have smiled their last good-bye
as yours trembled
when they walked out the door.......

*Written by Rhiannon December 2005....lip drawing by Rhiannon December 2005....copyrights owned by Rhiannon.*
I'm not happy with the way the lips drawing turned out, eyes are much easier for me to draw than lips, lips and hair are the most difficult when I draw my portraits.

When I was sitting in classes in school I would always be drawing eyes, and fashion clothes style and also drawings of Jim Morrison who I rather idolized and met when he came to our H.S. with the doors to do a concert. One of his girlfriends was in my gym class and she was playing their first album all the time as we worked out to it, way before it was a hit. When I met Jim and he walked in our little gym room (they used it for their dressing room) I remember my friend introducing him to me, and my trying to look all "cool, calm and collected" in my gym shorts , shirt and shoes....:-)..He had on his leather pants and jacket and I was just amazed at his "gentlemenly" manners, he was very very gracious and kissed my hand....oooooohhhhhhh! Later in the middle of their concert in the gymnasium the principal had called the police and they dragged Jim off and he was totally passive as they just pulled him along the floor he just went "limp" not fighthing it in any way. At that time just about everyone at the school weren't very familiar with the doors yet and they all used to tell me I was crazy for liking them and Jim, that they would never "amount to anything" and how "disgusting"Jim was.....a lot of people were and still do say things like that to me about groups and artist singers I like, etc.. then they later became or "become" very famous...ha ha...:-)..fooled them. I have a portrait drawing of Jim Morrison I did when I was still a teenager...maybe I will post it one day soon...who can forget those "Eyes" and "Lips"?..When I go to France one day (one of my dreams) I plan on visiting his gravesite. I guess I've always been a rebel and I suppose I always will be. I've never cared about fitting in.....only thing about that is that it makes life a bit more hard, as you speak your "truth" when you deem it necessary too, are dedicated, stand up for your beliefs and also protect yourself (and others) when you have too, or people will walk all over you.....and some just aren't comfortable with that...they get upset that I won't "follow" their "rules", or according to "societies" rules. Imagine how nothing would ever change in this world if we were all the same and never spoke up out of fear? And believe you me I feel fear but I continue to "walk through it" almost every day of my life on a regular basis....not easy but I do it...I think I need to have some more fun in life, its about time! So for the New Year thats my plan, to not let others "bull" get in my way!...yeppers! Wish me luck!.

7 comments:

Trée said...

Rhi, what a great story about Jim. Wishing you all the luck in the world. A little happiness and joy along the way too. :-)

PS: I think the lips look just fine. Wonderful job of drawing.

sister celtic said...

i love lips it's like a logo to me..i think you did a great drawing.. it couldn't be more perfect ..just ask me the lip expert.. I TOO REMEMBER WHEN JIM MORRISON CAME TO OUR H.S. EVEN THOUGH I WAS IN JH. I THINK THE WHOLE VALLEY KNEW ABOUT IT.. I REMEMBER HEARING ABOUT IT..AND I WAS INTO THE DOORS IN THE 7TH GRADE AND LOVED THEM..JIMI HENDRIX TOO.. I WENT TO JH GRAVE HERE IN WA. AND TOOK A RUBBING..

Michael Manning said...

Lonnie Mack played bass on "Roadhouse Blues" and he's from my hometown. The surviving Doors are on a cover of a music magazine and I read it cover to cover. Jim's alcoholism really ruined him. And it turns out John Densmore has hearing damage from years of playing and couldn't join them. Anyway "The Doors of the 21st Century" are touring. Check it out! How awesome you met Jim!

Carol said...

That's an amazing story, Rhiannon.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I visited Jim's grave in Paris in 1998 --- (I really went there to see Chopin's grave, but to see Jim's was quite a plus!)
Andrew

Peg said...

Hey there Rhi! You just keep that chin up and your eyes forward and walk with the grace of an angel and noone will touch you!
Too cool that you met someone as deep as Jim Morrison. I say that because I believe he had so much hiding inside and really couldn't let it out in this/his lifetime. A tragic death and a waste had he known there is always another way!
Just my opinion and frankly it really doesn't matter. :-0}

You have a Blessed Holiday dear lady and the new year will shine!!
Take care!

Carolyn said...

wOW! That must be such a great memory. Did you see the movie when it came out (The Doors)?