It started off with a one night stand, lingered to a fling. The sirens and the sergeants, didn’t seem to mean a thing.
I feel no shame in loving this movie.
Sometimes speaking up
and finding inner pride
takes more than just the willing
determination to decide;
it takes a grit of steel
to steel yourself to speak;
to loose the weight of iron,
though rewards may now seem bleak.
Though the words come hard and slow,
if you don’t speak, you’ll never know;
you’ll never get a ‘yes’ or ‘no’;
you’ll never get a ‘stay’ or ‘go’.
A man who speaks, and fails, still wins
but a man in silence loses,
and in his loss he must take pride;
enshrouded in excuses.
If you live like leaves in spring
blown about by wind,
then Fall will come and snatch you off,
and falling, you’ll be pinned.
But even leaves have roots, of sorts,
in branches in the trees;
there’s iron in their grip there
to protect them from the breeze.
So speak up, leaf; don’t be shy.
Take a risk and say it.
Look deep within yourself;
hear your heart; obey it.
Speak your heart, and not your mind
for honesty therein lies.
Broken, speak out truly,
and say your fond goodbyes.
There’s a man with a hole
that goes straight through his soul
and it’s open for all to see.
Just ask and he’ll tell
every joy, every hell,
and how it all came to be.
He will tell you unbidden;
no secret is hidden;
and he’ll speak with a gleam in his eyes
But he hides in the shells
of the stories he tells;
each story a cunning disguise.
It’s easy to heal
when all that you feel
is bared like a page in a book,
but the depth of a hole
in a broken man’s soul
depends on how deeply you look.
Each story’s a mask
with the ultimate task
of hiding the tears at the seams.
Tears in the heart
are bad for a start
but there’s nothing like tears in your dreams.
If you want to make a move, do it.
i went to the woods because i wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life.
and see if i could not learn what it had to teach and not, when i came to die, and discover that i had not lived
you think folling the rules will buy you a nice life, even if the rules make you a slave.
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