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I am a rock!
Simon Says by Marillion
 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: February 23, 2014      Views: 182

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MARILLION 

Marillion is David Nelson Bradsher, a self-constructed Byronic Hero (or Zero), flawed but well-meaning, simple but paradoxical, and still a work in progress.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1989 with a B - more...

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Simon Says


‘I am a rock!’ Paul Simon would intone.

‘I am an island!’ he went on to add.

I am an island, too, and gone to stone— 

A toad too heavy for its lily pad.


Today, the rock has cracked, the island flooded,

and I'm resigned to sink, submerge, and drown,

because I'm looted now, scooped out and gutted,

a rootless victim of the long way down.


But as I drift, I’ll ask the fish, the shark,

The eel and crab what’s what beneath the sea.

Perhaps they’ll tell me that they crave the dark,

And I’ll remark that darkness favors me


I am the rubble, Simon, roped with kelp,

Beyond all light, all sight, and calls for help.  

 

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Shakespearean sonnet.

The first two lines were already in existence, but the rest is brand new. This isn't biographical right now, but I'm sure we've all felt this way at some point.
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