I know better than you grant
The great battle that is fought
Between all the hopes we cherish
And everything that we are taught

I understand the magnetism
To the very cold and very sharp
I only hope that when they’re done with you
You won’t be left bleeding in the dark.


Daily writing prompt
What public figure do you disagree with the most?

Nobody ever is truly alone
No one is truly insane
There are good people behind faces of stone
And hearts can only be hardened by pain

I want to believe that no one has nothing
Nobody’s all villain, no hero
I want to believe, but there’s always something
It’s hard to believe in a zero


I want to be elsewhere
I want to see the rising sun
And feel that it is worth it
To dare to rise along
With the sounds of engines starting
With the dew still on the lawn
With the burdened still unbowing
With the birds and all their song.


Daily writing prompt
If you could be a character from a book or film, who would you be? Why?

The perspective of youth
Filled with wisdom and hope
And tears that can be wiped away

Friendship unexpected
And innocent trust
Shall usher in a new day.


The Chronicles of Narnia movies are probably some of my favorites, especially The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; I adore the interaction between Lucy Pevensie and Mr. Tumnus. Also, I didn’t mind eternal winter so much.

But before I start rambling about the movies, I’ll get to the point: Lucy is much of what I wish I was. She’s the youngest, yet her age only gives her insight into what her older siblings have hardened their hearts to. She is genuinely kind, and, though frequently protected from true battle, not without bravery. In many ways, she is the most courageous of them all, for she is frequently the champion of what’s right and true, even as others doubt.

Now, if I was anyone, it would probably be Eustace Scrubb. But if I could be anyone, it would be Lucy.