Life

Life

Disclaimer: I do not own Ronin Warriors or Our Lady Peace

Note: I saw this video and it reminded me of Rowen.  Isn't the symbol that shows up at the end of the video his kanji or is just the symbol for the word 'breath?' I can't remember what the life sign looks like!  But I thought the video was so cool and I just had to make a song fic out of it!  This can also be a Rowena poem or a Simon poem.  (I've decided to go on with the series and Simon is her brother from another part in time.  Great, I spoiled it all for you!)

How many times have you been pushed around
Is anybody there, does anybody care
And how many times have your friends let you down
Is anybody there, did anybody stare, oh
And how many times have your friends let you down
Just open up your heart
Just open up your mind
And how many times has your faith slipped away
Well is anybody safe, does anybody pray

Rowen did not know why, but found himself thinking about his parents.  They were divorced and still good friends. His father was a scientist out there working on something and his mom (what does his mother do?) was probably gardening or something.

And Rowen, well, who exactly was he?  Some guy with blue hair and a high IQ?  Or was he more than that?

"Life," he mumbled, "is so messed up."

Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up, but we're alive
Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up, but we'll survive

But maybe Rowen was just more than that.  He was a ronin warrior.  He couldn't ask for any more in life.  Life was messed up, but it was waiting for him.  He was alive, wasn't he?  He was Rowen of the Strata and he'll survive. 

And how many days have you just slept away
Is everybody high, is everyone afraid
And how many times have you wished you were strong
Have they ever seen your heart
Have they ever seen your pain

There had been times Rowen made a few mistakes, but that's how things were in life.  No one ever noticed it, but Rowen wished he could be just a bit stronger.  The others were his best friends but they never did notice what he held in his heart.  The pain he felt.

Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up, but we're alive
Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up, but we'll survive

But what exactly could Rowen do about it?  He ran his hand through his soft blue hair and breathed.  It was just the facts of life.

She gets high, she gets lost
She gets drowned by the cost
Twice a day, every week, and all her life
She gets high, she gets lost
She gets drowned by the cost
Twice a day, every week, and all her life

People mess up and pay the price.  Rowen knew about that probably more than anyone.  His arrows of life force were somewhat like a drug.  It was a good drug and also a bad drug.  For his enemies, it would mess them up pretty bad. But for his friends, it could change everything.

Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up, but we're alive
Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up, but we'll survive

Yeah, life was pretty messed up but as a ronin warrior and with his intelligence, Rowen has made it pretty far.  He'll survive.  Rowen smiled at the sky.

Oh, life is waiting for you
It's all messed up but we're alive
Oh, life is waiting for you, oh
It's all messed up but we're alive It's all messed up but we'll survive
It's all messed up but we're alive
It's all messed up but we'll, but we'll survive


Rowen laughed and held his arms up as he jumped up on the railing of the porch.

"What is Rowen doing?" Kento mumbled, eating an apple.

"Life," Rowen whispered to himself, "is waiting for me."  He closed his eyes for a moment and breathed.

Breathe