My Favorite Song

Favorite Song: Fight Song

One of my favorite songs is Fight Song by Rachel Platten. The lyrics are presented below:

		Like a small boat
		
		On the ocean
	
		Sending big waves
	
		Into motion
	
		Like how a single word

		Can make a heart open

		I might only have one match

		But I can make an explosion

		And all those things I didn't say

		Wrecking balls inside my brain

		I will scream them loud tonight

		Can you hear my voice this time?

		This is my fight song

		Take back my life song

		Prove I'm alright song

		My power's turned on

		Starting right now I'll be strong

		I'll play my fight song

		And I don't really care if nobody else believes

		'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

		Losing friends and I'm chasing sleep

		Everybody's worried about me

		In too deep
	
		Say I'm in too deep (in too deep)

		And it's been two years I miss my home

		But there's a fire burning in my bones

		Still believe

		Yeah, I still believe

		And all those things I didn't say

		Wrecking balls inside my brain

		I will scream them loud tonight

		Can you hear my voice this time?

		This is my fight song

		Take back my life song

		Prove I'm alright song

		My power's turned on

		Starting right now I'll be strong

		I'll play my fight song

		I don't really care if nobody else believes

		'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

		A lot of fight left in me

		Like a small boat

		On the ocean

		Sending big waves

		Into motion

		Like how a single word

		Can make a heart open

		I might only have one match

		But I can make an explosion

		This is my fight song
	
		Take back my life song

		Prove I'm alright song

		My power's turned on

		Starting right now I'll be strong (I'll be strong)

		I'll play my fight song

		And I don't really care if nobody else believes

		'Cause I've still got a lot of fight left in me

		Know I've still got a lot of fight left in me
		

Rachel Platten

Rachel Platten explains the story behind Fight Song, as she states: I wrote the song when I was going through such a hard time and I needed to remember to believe in myself. ... So the fact that it's reached anyone other than me is really incredible.


Favorite Poem: Seeing Snow

One of my favorite poems is Seeing Snow by Gustavo Pérez Firmat. This poem is shown below:

Had my father, my grandfather, and his,
had they been asked whether I would ever see snow.
they certainly-in another language-
would have answered,
no. Seeing snow for me
will always mean a slight
or severe suspension of the laws of nature.
I was not born to see snow.
I was not meant to see snow.
Even now, snowbound as I've been
all these years,
my surprise does not subside.
What, exactly, am I doing here?
Whose house is this anyway?
For sure one of us has strayed.
For sure someone's lost his way.
This must not be the place.
Where I come from, you know,
it's never snowed:
not once, not ever, not yet.

Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Gustavo Pérez Firmat

The poet of Seeing Snow is Gustavo Pérez Firmat. The article For a Bilingual Write, 'No One True Language' tells us more about this poet:

Gustavo Perez Firmat is a Cuban-American who writes novels, memoirs, poetry, and academic works in both Spanish and English. But I have the feeling that I'm not fluent in either one, he says. Words fail me in both languages.