the many faces of vaingloriesque ~ a.k.a. belinda or b
"Then I went off to fight some battle That I'd invented inside my head Away so long for years and years You probably thought or even wished that I was dead
While the armies are all sleeping Beneath the tattered flag we'd made I had to stop in my tracks for fear Of walking on the mines I'd laid
And if I built this fortress around your heart Encircled you in trenches and barbed wire Then let me build a bridge For I cannot fill the chasm And let me set the battlements on fire"
- 'Fortress Around Your Heart' by Sting
'where the words jump off my pen and into your pages'
"So I ran faster But you caught me here Yes my loyalties turned
Like my ankle In the seventh grade Running after Billy Running after the rain"
"These precious things Let them bleed Let them wash away
These precious things Let them break Their hold over me"
- 'Precious Things" by Tori Amos
'"Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho' We are not now that strength which in the old days Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal-temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
- 'Ulysses' by Lord Alfred Tennyson
"If I only could, I'd make a deal with God, and I'd get him to swap our places"