Poetic Bends

I Can See It…

When my eyes are closed, I can see it.

The orange lights shining on the horizon

The thunderous mountains just beginning to emerge

The wind whipping through my hair

As my feet pound the pavement

Step after ever present step

When my eyes are closed, I can see it.

The feel of fingers in hair

Eyelashes fluttering shut at the sensation

Fingers grazing knuckles as they intertwine

The pure knowledge that you’re not the only one

Who truly exists

When my eyes are closed, I can see it.

 

 

 

Thoughts of the Day, Weekly Writing Challenge

Things Movies Have Taught Me

I stole this from my old blog, I’m Not Trying to Impress You, But I’m Batman, that I kept during college. I’ve watched plenty more movies since then and so I have, of course, learned plenty more life lessons, amongst other things.

Things Movies Have Taught Me: An Updated List Inspired by The Daily Post

17 Again: Good things comes to those who have the body of Zac Efron and the humor of Matthew Perry

American Hustle: Bradley Cooper can pull off anything. Even curlers.

The Avengers: Even the big hulking green guy isn’t worthy of Thor’s hammer

Being John Malkovich: If you find a tiny door in your office, just go through it. Unknowable adventure is waiting

Bridesmaids: Plane rides are so much more fun when someone is drunk

The Bourne Identity: You can stab someone with a pen with much effectiveness

The Bourne Supremacy: Don’t try and hide in India, they will find you and they will kill your significant other.

The Bourne Ultimatum: You can kill an assassin with a book.

Captain America: The First Avenger: Cut off one head of a hydra, 2 more will grow in its place

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: The one, the only Sebastian Stan. Need I say more?

A Cinderella Story: Your secret admirer will never be an axe murderer but a hot guy from your high school.

The Dark Knight: Clowns aren’t scary but instead are severely bad-ass.

The Dark Knight Rises: No matter your age or sex,  gender, we would like to know what it’s like to wear that cat suit.

27 Dresses: If someone annoys you enough you will end up happily married to them

Driving Lessons: Crazy old ladies make the best of friends

Eagle Eye: Never trust computers that can think for themselves

Elizabethtown: You can peak on the phone

Enchanted: If you’re an animated character you will end up a real person smack dab in the middle of New York.

The Fall: There comes a moment when we will all most certainly fall. We just have to learn how to get back up (My 2nd all time favorite movie)

Frozen: Just let it go. Don’t hold it back anymore.

The Grand Budapest Hotel: The best stories are stories within stories and your occasional murder mystery

Hairspray: You can always take down the jealous bitch lady and steal her stuck-up daughter’s boyfriend.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: If you’re a wizard you will be informed of this by a giant with an umbrella

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: You can kill a giant snake with a glittering sword

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The tress will attack you if you piss them off

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Anyone can battle a dragon but find a date for the ball? Not so easy.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: You can suffer from extreme teen angst

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: In every cave there are dead people in the bottom of its lake

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1): Camping is fun…but for only so long. It needs to end sometime.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2): Even if you’re in the middle of a war, there is always time to make out

Haven: You can make very powerful acid in a high school science class

He’s Just Not That Into You: If a guy acts like he doesn’t give a shit then he genuinely doesn’t give a shit.

High School Musical: Singing karaoke will help you find true love

High School Musical 2: You can work at a resort and no one will think you’re weird for breaking out into song

High School Musical 3: Senior Year: Graduating high school is way less exciting then you think.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: Dwarves are remarkably good at cleaning kitchens

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: Dragons are fire and death and sound remarkably like Benedict Cumberbatch

Jumper: If you fall in a lake you will end up in the middle of a library and have no idea how you got there

Law Abiding Citizen: Sometimes innocent people go to jail while the guilty go free.

Mamma Mia!: If you don’t know who your father is just break out into song and you’ll find him

Midnight in Paris: Everything is more beautiful in the rain (This is my all time favorite movie)

Mean Girls: You really can take down the mean girl but you’ll become the new bitch on the block

Ocean’s Eleven: You can knock over 3 casinos with a talented group of cons who happened to be the best looking group of guys you have ever seen

Ocean’s Twelve: Foreign people can move through lasers without being detected

Ocean’s Thirteen: If you mess with someones good friend you will be taken for all your worth

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Good friends can be your saving grace

Pitch Perfect: The song “Titanium” really builds.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: You can trust pirates if they’re from the Caribbean and not Somalia

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Dead Man’s Chest: If you’re engaged and you kiss someone else your fiance will not take it well

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End: If you’re stuck in Davey Jones Locker you will go crazy. But don’t worry your ship will be there to keep you company

The Proposal: You might be blackmailed into marrying your boss

Sherlock Holmes: You can successfully fake your own death

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows: You can successfully fake your own death more than once

She’s the Man: If you dress up like a guy, you will get the guy

10 Things I Hate About You: The guy who was paid to take you out will fall madly in love with you

Thor: Slam down your glass and you shall receive another. Or maybe that just works for the Gods.

Thor: The Dark World: Never trust a trickster. Even if he does look like the glorious Tom Hiddleston

Troy: It is possible to start a war over a chick

Twilight: Vampires look like they’ve coughed up glitter and put it all over their faces

The Twilight Saga: New Moon: Lycanthropy isn’t a life style choice. They were born that way.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse: I’m not even going to bother

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn (Parts 1 & 2): …

Up: If you want to go places take your house with you

Up In the Air: Even the George Clooney types get cheated on. All hope is lost

Without A Paddle: High up in the mountains, red necks are growing acres of pot

Wish Upon A Star: If you wish to become your sister it will happen and you’ll get to make out with her boyfriend

X-Men: There are people out there who are different from you. Be jealous

X-Men 2: Unfortunately, no matter what universe you live in, there is always someone who approves of genocide.

X-Men: The Last Stand: If you try and cut your wings off they will grow back. Plus it’s quite painful.

X-Men: First Class: Friendship is hard work but there might just be someone who will take a bullet for you

X-Men: Days of Future Past: Don’t let your past dictate your future. Unless you’re deliberating going back in time in order to change the future. That’s whole different story.

*Now these are just a few of the movies that I’ve seen. I could add so many more but that would take years and I highly doubt you would have that much time and or the desire to read that extensive of a list.*

I also made a list of all the things television has taught me. That of which, you can find right here.

Daily Post Challenges

The New School

You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?

When I was in school, I always hated math. I had no use for it and it would only frustrate me when I didn’t understand it. Math class was the class I always dreaded going to because I knew I would be spending the hour in a confused state of mind.

Now that I am out of school and do not have to endure math class anymore, I have found that I am glad I was forced to learn it. I do not intend to use math in my writing career, but I still use math everyday. It may not be the tough math I had to do in school, but I still do it nonetheless.

Before this, I had always thought it would just be easier to take the classes that I, and my classmates, wanted to take. This is what I liked most about college. I could learn what I wanted to learn and I could enjoy learning it. But I am glad that i had to take classes like math in school. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have discovered where I thrived and where I faltered. I would not know where my desired laid when I came to college and would not know where to even start looking when it came to picking classes.

That being said, in creating a school from the ground up, I would have all the classes I was taught but I would give the “core” classes just as much importance as the elective classes. Each and every one of these classes helped to show me the person that I am meant to be. Some of them were hard and some of them were easy. But without having to experience both sides of the spectrum and those in between, I would not know where I wanted to go in life.

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