I is for Invitation and Invictus.
"Invitation" by Shel Silverstein and "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley. Both poems I came upon in my preteen years. Both poems continue to be dear to me.
"Invitation" has always touched the dreamer and artist in me and to this day makes me smile. "Invictus" helped me through a tough time when I was very young and is the voice of the realist I have always been. And yes, a dreamer and a realist can live in the same creature. That creature would be a writer.
Later, A to Z pals.