Pink Velvet – Victoria Chepa [EN]

Submitted: April 20, 2016

Author’s note: This is a song inspired by the French rock group Dreadful Hippies. A friend of mine wrote a song named “Blue Velvet” about unhealthy love that leads to violence. My work is called “Pink Velvet”;  it is the response of a lovelorn girl who feels unreciprocated affections.

Pink Velvet

If you asked me to describe Paris in one word, I would say it’s a fancy glass of black rum. 

Sip it, dissolve the poison, wash the tinsel. 

If you asked me to take a risk, I would jump from the Tower straight into the mist, muffling the odd thoughts.

If you invited me to take a walk along the River, I would say it’s too early for shiny silver. 

If you asked me what is my plan, I would say: for the first time in my life I rely completely on God. 

My heart is laid between two Ms,

The pink velvet flows through my veins;

My head is laid between two Ls,

In my attempt to break your shell. 

Was it real when you held my hand? 

Has it been just a week since the jet crashed my wings?

Was it right to say the truth? 

It was hard to believe We were still on this Earth. 

If only We knew a secret code;  no one could ever turn the love mode off. 

My heart is laid between two Ms,

The pink velvet flows through my veins;

My head is laid between two Ls,

In my attempt to break your shell. 

Paris, April 14, 2016


Victoria Chepa was born in Khabarovsk, Russia, and is currently a resident of Madrid, the ever sunny Spanish capital.

Vika and I met in India in July 2012, when we both went from our respective countries to attend a three-week volunteer programme in Kerala, South India.

She was also The Salad Bowl’s first ever contributor, with a poem dedicated to her sister.

 

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