Title: Little Lion ManArtist: Mumford & Sons
Album: Sigh No More
Notes: I had a really long ramble planned, but I've decided to curtail it and just stay focused on what lead me here. A couple things came into play really. (In order as best as I can relate.) Every other Friday (or there abouts) I post -- what I call -- a "Postcard Pondering" for fourth and fifth graders to ponder and think about. The theme this time was courage. Of course I can't just ask, "What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?" That would be too simple; so instead...
Then on my way home yesterday, looking for the next song inspiration, I heard Little Lion Man. I mean really how perfect was that. And then, over at dVerse Poets Pub their meeting on writing in the second person. If you've listened to Little Lion Man, the song (aside from the refrain) is in second person (though I'm pretty sure the you is the I). If I hadn't already been convinced this was the way to go, at this point it all just seemed like a sign.
Anyway...enough rambling (and yes that was the short [on topic] version).
My Dear (alternate title: Your Lion Heart)
There's no need to touch
hand to chest
to know the rhythm
you can feel the stu(ut)ter
throughout your whole body;
a constant internal strum
reminding you how your heartstrings
dangle while you play on through
reminding you how you put yourself
out there on the line ready to fall
ready to give your all.
What courage you showed!
openness you embodied?
You were so willing
so ready to put your heart
on the line
But it's not your fault...
it's not your fault your lion heart
was torn to shreds by mine.