Love is BlindMy ears do not hear,My eyes do not see,But my heart still feels love,And so I am free.Love without limits, love without bars,Love that is joyful, love beyond rage.This I have found, and this I do know:Love unlocked the door of my heart's lonely cage.I will not listen to the anger screamed in my face,I will not allow my soul to know fear.I am whole, I am loved.This is right, to have my love by me here.Take a moment, stand with me.Hear through my ears, see through my eyes.Do you understand the truth of my world,That love sees beyond all disguise?You can fight it, deny it, run away out of fear;Lock up mind and heart behind cannon-proof walls.But is it worth it to greet love with hate,And deny the sound of unity's call?Man, woman, white, black, fat, thin, us, them;These are the words that define what love can be.What is allowed to the heart lest we offend the eyes.And yet, I am blind - so my heart is free.
Death of an ExileMy life I lay in your hands,My dreams, counting like the many sands.I trust in you, believe in you.I will myself forever to be true.But here I wait, I stand aside,I let you go on the dawn's first tide.Fly away, hopeful thoughts to nestSecret within the heart in my breast.Remember me, when the wind sings a sigh,Remember me, when my wings flutter by.I could have had anything if I only would be dark,But now I can but fade like the sun's last mark.It should have been my place there, with my own kind,But here's where I stay, among the ash and the pine.I hear the sigh of the sea as it sings out its song,I hear the sigh of the sea, and know there isn't long.My body lies trapped now, by cruel stone and bars,But I hear my soul sing out to the stars.I feel my wings spread, and I'll fly to the sunFor this shell to be left behind as I become none.It is not a sadness that must greet this change,A final freedom from pain, anger, and rage.These diseases of soul to pain me no mor
God Made Me MeGod Made Me Meby Katheryn R. ButtsYou say why can't I just changeWell, sorry, life don't work that way.Spent all these years lying for youBut now I will live a life that's true.God made me me, right from the startHe formed me with an open heart.No matter your doubts I will not fearFor He has shown it so very clear.Yeah, God made me me.You say, oh, I must be wrongBut I know that I must be strong.Yes I'm just human, and that's a fact,But I was created in one perfect actWhen God made me me.Yeah, God made me me, right from the startHe formed me with an open heart.No matter your doubts I will not fearFor He has shown it so very clear.That God made me me. Yeah, God made me me.We may never see eye to eye,There may be days where you make me cryBut traveling through life's ins and outsI'm moving forward without a doubtThat God made me me, right from the startMade me with no limits placed on my heart.And though I know life will leave its scarsI'm setting my sights upo
Shifting Paradigms - Chapter 15: Part OneShifting Paradigms: The Definition of Nobility---Title: Shifting Paradigms: The Definition of Nobility - Chapter 15 DreamingAuthor: MerlindaDragonRating: PG-13Game: Dragon Age: OriginsCharacters: Myranda Cousland, Duncan, Niall, Baby, Wynne, Leliana, Alistair, Sloth DemonDisclaimer: Dragon Age and all characters from it belong to Bioware. Except for Myranda. She's mine.---Chapter 15: Dreaming"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before..."~Edgar Allan PoeMyranda woke slowly to find herself in a lovely feather bed. She sat up, looking around the room at the lavish décor: the fine tapestries on the walls and the wonderfully soft-looking rug on the stone floor in front of a cheery fire. The air was fragrant and clean-smelling, like the garden in Highever after a gentle rain. It felt incredibly peaceful... but
Shifting Paradigms - Chapter 18: Part OneShifting Paradigms: The Definition of Nobility---Title: Shifting Paradigms: The Definition of Nobility - Chapter 18 Kiss from a RoseAuthor: MerlindaDragonRating: PG-13Game: Dragon Age: OriginsCharacters: Myranda Cousland, Alistair, Baby, Morrigan, Leliana, Sten, WynnePairing: Myranda Cousland/AlistairDisclaimer: Dragon Age and all characters from it belong to Bioware. Except for Myranda. She's mine.---Chapter 18: Kiss from a Rose"Remember tonight
for it is the beginning of always."~Dante AlighieriThe travelers stopped next to one of the small lakes near the Imperial Highway, putting nearly a half a day's travel between them and Redcliffe before halting for the night. Thunder rolled softly from somewhere far away, though it didn't interrupt the tranquility of the small camp. Alistair and Myranda had just finished a precautionary scouting mission
Shifting Paradigms - Chapter 6Shifting Paradigms: The Definition of Nobility---Title: Shifting Paradigms: The Definition of Nobility - Chapter 6 TaintedAuthor: MerlindaDragonRating: PG-13Game: Dragon Age: OriginsCharacters: Myranda Cousland, Alistair, Baby, Daveth, Ser Jory, Duncan, Cailan Theirin, Loghain Mac TirDisclaimer: Dragon Age and all characters from it belong to Bioware. Except for Myranda. She's mine.---Chapter 6: Tainted"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for: it is a thing to be achieved."~William Jennings BryantThe waning crescent moon was high overhead, grinning sarcastically down at the three recruits waiting in the old temple. Myranda knelt with Baby on one side of the central altar room away from Daveth and Jory, the latter of whom was pacing like a caged animal."The more I hear about this Joining, the less I like it," he mu