The Sugar Quill
Author: Hermione M  Story: Things I May Not Speak  Chapter: Default
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I can't stand to fly

I'm not that naive

I'm just out to find

The better part of me

Well, yes, he was famous Harry Potter, he was The Boy Who Lived, the one who defeated Great and Scary Lord Voldemort, the one everyone admired, the one everyone took as example. The one with no feelings...

I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane

I'm more than some pretty face beside a train

And it's not easy to be me

But he had feelings. And that was what people sometimes didn't understand. People thought that because of he being the Great Harry Potter, he had a perfect life. But he hadn't the perfect life. He didn't have a normal life, but he tried to do it as normal as he could. But it wasn't a simple job when people is always watching what you're doing, how you're feeling, who you are with, and when people know every single detail of your life.

I wish that I could cry

Fall upon my knees

Find a way to lie

'Bout a home I'll never see

But hey, he was a human being as well, and, even if people didn't notice, he had feelings. He should have the right of yelling when he felt like yelling, laughing when he felt like laughing, sing when he felt like singing, hug his friends when he felt like hugging them, and cry when he felt like crying.

It may sound absurd,

but don't be naive

Even heroes have the right to bleed

I may be disturbed, but won't you concede

Even heroes have the right to dream

And it's not easy to be me

And that was how he felt right now. He felt like crying. But how could he cry? He was Harry Potter. Even if he had a broken heart, pain all over him, even if he felt all weak and with no energy. Even if tears filled his eyes, he could not cry. No, not him. Not Harry Potter. Maybe his friends understood him sometimes, but anyway, he still was Famous Harry Potter. It was him, not his friends that people had their eyes on. They could live a normal life, and he envied that so much.

Up, up and away, away from me

Well it's alright

You can all sleep sound tonight

I'm not crazy... or anything

He wanted to scream, he wanted to cry, he wanted to yell, but he should not. He should remain calm, stay still, as if everything was all right. Even if it wasn't. He should smile. And laugh. Even if his friends knew something was wrong, he should not speak about it. Absurd, yes. But true.

I can't stand to fly

I'm not that naive

Men weren't meant to ride

With clouds between their knees

It was absurd he couldn't say what he wanted. Just because of his name. It was fate. He couldn't kill him once, and his fate was written. Everyone would speak about him, even if he didn't know anything about his past. And now, he knew, he was another student, another sixteen year old boy, but his destiny was written.

I'm only a man in a silly red sheet

Digging for kryptonite on this one way street

Only a man in a funny red sheet

Looking for special things inside of me

Inside of me...

But if people would look inside him, if people would know him, they would see a boy like any other, with feelings, fears, love...

And he had the right to cry if his heart was broken.

I'm only a man in a funny red sheet

I'm only a man looking for a dream

I'm only a man in a funny red sheet

And it's not easy...

Cry over a girl... a girl that had left him. But he should not. Not him.

It's not easy to be me...




*The girl is no one in particular, just a girl that broke his heart. I thought about putting a name, like Ginny, but it just wouldn't fit the way I wanted, so I left it like that. People will be able to imagine whoever they want, this way.

Song: Five For Fighting by Superman

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