Friday, 9 January 2009

The World is on Fire & I Suck at Poetry

Ok, so I don't usually do this...but I've become such a fan I feel I have to. She's quite amusing and hilarious to say the least, and her opinions always ring true or bring some truth to light. Here's an excerpt from one of Rebellious Arab Girl's latest posts:

"I will call the war in Gaza from now on the “War to Kill Children.” Why? Simple. When you kill as many children as you can, you don’t have to worry about them growing up and joining some fanatic religious organization. Target UN school. Target homes. Target, well, everything. Who cares. Kill them all. That’s the philosophy of a true war to annihilate an entire culture...13 days and Arab leaders sitting on their asses doing nothing but have closed door meetings with no conclusions."

She's good...and her content is refreshing even though we've heard it before.

On to other matters.

I suck at poetry...only near devastation can pull poetic prose out of me. But I'm good with music and I've had this song in my head the entire week. These lyrics are as close to poetic as I get:

World on Fire - Sarah McLaughlin


Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You're not alone in this story's pages
Night has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I try to hold it in, I try to hold it in

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I'll tap into the water
(I try to pull my ship)
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
(Bring it to the table)
Bring what I am able
I watch the heavens and I find a calling
Something I can do to change this moment
Stay close to me while the sky is falling
Don't wanna be left alone, don't wanna be alone

Hearts break, hearts mend
Love still hurts
Visions clash, planes crash
Still there's talk of
Saving souls, still the cold
Is closing in on us

We part the veil on our killer sun
Stray from the straight line on this short run
The more we take, the less we become
A fortune of one that means less for some

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I'll tap into the water
(I try to pull my ship)
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
(Bring it to the table)
Bring what I am able
I watch the heavens and I find a calling
Something I can do to change this moment
Stay close to me while the sky is falling
Don't wanna be left alone, don't wanna be alone

4 comments:

  1. the lyrics are pretty good i must say.. tell me is the image from Heroes? looks like it...

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  2. u don't suck at poetry. the world is burning. the heat is searing our skins, flames are eating our hearts. do we feel it? we're cooling our eyes with our tears. and it's not making one iota of difference.

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  3. UJ - lol...no its not from Heroes...I got it from
    http://ksjtracker.mit.edu


    KS - *sigh*, its a terrible state of affairs.

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  4. who said you suck at poetry?
    you suck at being down to earth ;) just kidding!!
    naaaa you are way up there with the rest trying to make some sense out of your inspirations.

    the world is tumbling down but you sure seem to be rolling uphill!

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