"I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person. That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."

- Taylor Swift

Sunday, January 27, 2013


I am tired of being your Eponine
If I cannot be your Cosette
Let me be your Marianne

Virgin martyrs and wartime comrades
You would not think twice of the sacrifices I make

But maybe as I die
You will hold me on your arms
And comfort me with a charade of love

Can you hear me sing
Singing the songs of angry men
This is the music of a girl
Who never wants to hurt again

Will you weep if I fall?
I dreamed a dream that life was more than this
But no matter
As comrades we will be equal in death

This I swear on the stars.

Inspired by Les Miserables
Click here for a discussion of Comrades 

1 comment:

Adelaide Dupont said...

And inspiring too!

I have looked at this Tumblr slideshow of the ABCs or les As.

The Eponine-Cosette comparison grabbed me immediately.

Very concise and the references are weaved through.

(And the film is a musical Les Mis, isn't it?)