Lit. Charm


Someone’s Watching Over Me- Hilary Duff

Found myself today
Oh I found myself and ran away
Something pulled me back
The voice of reason I forgot I had
All I know is you’re not here to say
What you always used to say
But it’s written in the sky tonight

So I won’t give up
No I won’t break down
Sooner than it seems life turns around
And I will be strong
Even if it all goes wrong
When I’m standing in the dark I’ll still believe
Someone’s watching over me

This person lost all the faith that she had in herself, but through this lyrics we are able to see that someone is watching over her at all times. Someone who loves her and will try to hold her to keep living her life.

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Teardrops On My Guitar- Taylor Swift

She better hold him tight

Give him all her love

Look in those beautiful eyes

And know she’s lucky ‘cause

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar

The only thing that keeps me wishing on a wishing star

He’s the song in the car I keep singing

Don’t know why I do

So I drive home alone

As I turn out the light

I’ll put his picture down

And maybe get some sleep tonight

A girl is plaintive for the guy that she loves. She is talking about reasons why she is crying. She knows that she can’t have him since he has a girlfriend that she can’t be better than the other girl.


Love….?

Before you are in love… you don’t know how special love is.

Before you are in love… you don’t understand why there are couples all over the place.

When you saw the one that you love… you want him so much.

When you saw the one that you love… everything seems to be in black-and-white except for him.

When you are first in love… you can’t live with out him.

When you are first in love… the whole world seems like a brighter place to live.

After you have lost your love… you know that whatever you’ll do it can’t make you as happy as him.

After you have lost your love… you will learn that L.O.V.E. is one of the most important reason why humans survive.

So when you see the one that you love dearly, don’t let it just pass away! At least express how you feel! If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend don’t take them for granted, love them with all your heart because they are the reasons why you smile every day. If you have lost your love then go look for another person who will bring the beauty of life! Without love… none of us would be here!

“The Crack Arcade: Look.” The Crack Arcade. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2010.


If I were a character- Britney Byun

If I were a character I would be a superhero,

The one who flies everywhere to rescue the ones in need of help.

If I were a character I would be a princess,

The one who always finds her true love.

If I were a character I would be Dracula,

Never dying creature, who keeps its youth forever.

If I were a character I would be a Cupid,

Who can connect all the lovers together.

If I were a character I would be someone who is in love…

If I were a character I would be the one to share my love…

If I were a character I would spread my wings and fly away to be someone that I want to be…

If I were a character I would live my dream life…

If I were a character… I would be happy…

If I were a character…….


Reflection- Christina Aguilera

Who is that girl I see
Staring straight back at me?
Why is my reflection
Someone I don’t know?
Must I pretend that I’m
Someone else for all time?
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?

There’s a heart that must be
Free to fly
That burns with a need to know
The reason why

Why must we all conceal
What we think, how we feel?
Must there be a secret me
I’m forced to hide?
I won’t pretend that I’m
Someone else for all time
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?

It is tragic that this person has to hide his/her true feelings and change out figure toward others. The person has to be in disguise all the time in order to be someone else. I feel that there is ambivalence and the person has to express only one side of herself. But now she is anxious to reveal who she is regardless what is the surrounding fact. I think if I were in this position, I would be very desperate to show the world real me.


You belong with me- Taylor Swift

Oh I remember you driving to my house in the middle of the night

I’m the one who makes you laugh when you know you’re about to cry

I know your favorite songs and you tell me about your dreams I think I know where you belong.

I think I know it’s with me.

Can’t you see that I’m the one who understands you?

Been here all along so why can’t you see?

You belong with me Standing by or waiting at your back door

All this time how could you not know that

You belong with me You belong with me

This lyrics is about one-sided love. The guy who she loves already has a perfect girlfriend but she feels that their love is not perfect. She wants to share her sincere love with him, but he doesn’t realize if there could be such a chance because he is in love with another girl already. Some time the guy will know the girl’s true feeling and he will come to her. So don’t ever give up your true love toward him.


My life would suck without you – Kelly Clarkson

Maybe I was stupid for telling you goodbye
Maybe I was wrong for tryin’ to pick a fight
I know that I’ve got issues
But you’re pretty messed up too
Either way, I found out I’m nothing without you

‘Cause we belong together now, yeah
Forever united here somehow, yeah
You got a piece of me
And honestly,
My life (my life) would suck (would suck) without you

Love tied two lovers as one. This person is desperate for the love that she let go. The love that made her go on with her life is now gone. She is trying to send a message saying that her fate is being with him together and her life would be the Earth without the Sun. The relationship that two persons once had can be treasure because they cannot share it with any others any more. It is so special and unique that there would be only reminiscing about the past. So not to despair because memory of love in your heart will stay forever.


Sick – Shel Silverstine

‘I cannot go to school today, ‘
Said little Peggy Ann McKay.
‘I have the measles and the mumps,
A gash, a rash and purple bumps.
My mouth is wet, my throat is dry,
I’m going blind in my right eye.
My tonsils are as big as rocks,
I’ve counted sixteen chicken pox
And there’s one more-that’s seventeen,
And don’t you think my face looks green?
My leg is cut-my eyes are blue-
It might be instamatic flu.
I cough and sneeze and gasp and choke,
I’m sure that my left leg is broke-
My hip hurts when I move my chin,
My belly button’s caving in,
My back is wrenched, my ankle’s sprained,
My ‘pendix pains each time it rains.
My nose is cold, my toes are numb.
I have a sliver in my thumb.
My neck is stiff, my voice is weak,
I hardly whisper when I speak.
My tongue is filling up my mouth,
I think my hair is falling out.
My elbow’s bent, my spine ain’t straight,
My temperature is one-o-eight.
My brain is shrunk, I cannot hear,
There is a hole inside my ear.
I have a hangnail, and my heart is-what?
What’s that? What’s that you say?
You say today is…Saturday?
G’bye, I’m going out to play! ‘

There are times when people lie and make excuses to get out of certain situations. In this poem, a child is pretending to be sick so that he doesn’t have to go to school. The child is malingering. I think if this happened in the real world, it might be a problem. However, it sounds rather cute in this poem. We can understand the fact that we’d like to put our work aside and relax.


Life is…- Mother Theresa

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, compete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck , make it Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight it.

Life is not simple rather complicated. Whatever comes to your life and challenges you, it should not discourage you. There would be  many unfair events in your life, however, you should accept them as yours without complaining. Life trains you, so dearly make it work for you. There are times when we need to accept things, or overcome things at different situations. I think that through this poem, Mother Theresa makes us realize that everyone knows life is hard, so stop complaining, get on your feet and walk straight toward the direction you wish to reach. You need your willing to get over any difficulties in your life.


life vs my life -Michole Petersen

Life is happy and good

My life is full of shame and regret

Life consists of everyone

My life consists of only me

Life consists of life

My life consists of death and pain

Life told me what I know now

My Life helped me believe it

Life taught me to be strong

My life taught me to become it

Life is the subject

My life is the reason

Life told me to fight

My life told me to give up

Life thought I actually would give up

My life kept me strong for me, my family, my niece (RIP), and my friends

This poem told us that even though there are general expectations in life for everyone, you should listen to yourself and make the best choice. There might be discomfiture in your life, which can be too hard for you to bear, but keep in mind that your life is so unique that you are the only one can confront it.