hey its Matt Damon’s voice!
Pleasure turns to the pain, / Of the lessons learned from the strain, / Of the questions burned in my brain, / About whether to love is humane / In its touch. / These thoughts are like salmon / Swimming upstream / In the tears of your deceit, / Fighting the current hurt / That kills more than is created / By the chaos of our intertwined emotions: / Chaotic because the anchor / Of Eros’ arrow has been plucked from the vessel / Of my undying infatuation. / Separation not as simple as the distance between us, / My mind no longer possessed / By the demons / That had been the overseers / Of my enslavement to your lies. / The seeds of these lies, / Rooted so deeply / They have cracked the foundation / Of what we once shared, / Allowing the faith in us I had sealed inside / To gush out like a river, / Ripping the image of our future together / From my thoughts / As violently and as brutally / As if it were a child being taken / From his mother’s arms. / I’m left surrounded in darkness, / But I refuse to be swallowed by it, / My loneliness like the night air. / Invisible to the eye, oblivious to the touch, / In its cold uncomfortableness. / Yet if I could do it all over again, / I’d do it in the same skin I’m in. / To lay down and let love die, / Just stay down and let love lie: / No, no, not I. / I’ll stay ’round and let love fly, / Even though I have seen its darkest form, deceit. / Nothing else could taste this warm / Or feel this sweet.
Hello Abby. Sarwat tells me you want to go to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. I congratulate you on your decision to pursue that tract. Its very admirable.
I had the opportunity to serve on Representative so and so’s Academy selection board 4 months ago, and I thought I’d share some info (from the inside).
Out of the 7 candidates my committee saw, we chose 5 and denied 2 recommendations. 3 went to West Point, 1 went to Annapolis and 1 went to the Merchant Marine Academy.
The other two members of the selection committee and I agreed on what it was (exactly) that made a candidate worthy of Congressman so-and-so’s recommendation.
Top notch grades.
A varied group of volunteering.
I’m sure the top two are self explanatory. Its the 3rd one that one either has or doesn’t have. It was that look of drive and determination that some have – and many do not. Close your mouth, bite your teeth, squint your eyes a little. Look at your self. You see that little mean look in the mirror? *Thats* what we were looking for. We NO-GO’ed 2 honor students because they didn’t have that look and or inner strength to be a Service Member. Those two fine young men didn’t have what it takes to properly lead men and women in the field of battle or life.
Remember that. You got this.
SGT US Army