A Heart on FireI want to be brave.Brave, like risking everything,Like standing up when others sit,Like getting up each time I fall.I know I can be brave.Brave, like loving unconditionally,Like admitting a secret,Like having faith in the unseen.I will be brave.Brave, like swallowing a grenade,Like facing an angry dragon,Like standing firm through the flames.I am brave.Brave, like one more round,Like Him who gives me strength.Brave, like you.
[Mis]understandingHey Iris, it's me.First of all, I'd like to apologize for hurting you. When it all comes down to it, I have you to thank. Without you, who knows if she would have made it this far? You're not the enemy; you've only been doing your best to protect her and keep her safe, and I understand why you take your role as the protector so seriously. You've had so many foes, and you have fought hard to keep them at bay. And in return, all you got was another foe: me. I'm sorry for that, too. At the time, I really didn't understand you. You and I both know that she's not the best at confrontations, and she really does need you to fight on her behalf. I understand why you hurt her, too. The world is a dangerous place, and you used the tools you had to try and keep everything under control. It's not about pain, and it's not about cruelty; it's about love. You knew all along that the world could (and would) do far worse; that's what you were protecting her from. (And for that, I am grateful!) Please
Apathetic ShadowsIt's like a blanketThat shrouds the world The sun is shining, so why do I feel cold?It's like a suit of armorThat weighs me down I didn't know that safety
Meta[eu]phor[ia]It must be that my heart is made of iceAnd yours of fire, ever bright and clear,For just a kiss from you seems to sufficeTo soften me, and melt away my fear.Or, if my heart's a caterpillar, thenA hug from you is surely a cocoon,For, were you to embrace me once again,I'd be aflutter; your love makes me swoon.Like flowers miss the warmth of summer sun,I yearn to see your shining face each day.I bloom with you, my heart's a knot undone.Your smile: my color in a world of gray.No happy phrase, no starry sky above,No metaphor can quite express my love.
B MineI spy A folded paper; it'sA note from me to U.Side A would say it's for the birds;That's not entirely true.U C, I'm not sure Y I hadTo send it off your way,But G, my dear, I had to knowIf U were still OK.I need U like a calming T;U R my sunshine, dear.So here's a second, stamped and sent;Part two: wish U were here.