Favourite Lines I Wrote Today:
James dropped his cigarette on the ground and stamped it out. He heard applause coming from the diner and poked his head around the door just as Wayne was saying, ‘We keep going to these small nations and telling them, “stand up against Communism and we’ll back you,” and now that we’re doing it in Vietnam people are saying “oh, no, that’s terrible, don’t do that!” and I just think that’s sad. We live in the greatest nation on Earth and if someone comes to us for help then we have to do the right thing by God and our own conscience.’
Lines I Wish I Had Written:
And the mercy seat is melting,
And I think my blood is boiling,
And in a way I’m spoiling,
All the fun with all this truth and consequence.
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,
And anyway I told the truth,
And I’m not afraid to die.
From The Mercy Seat by Nick Cave