I Am a Rock*

Simon and Garfunkel

A winter’s day
In a deep and dark December;
I am alone,
Gazing from my window to the streets below
On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I’ve built walls,
A fortress deep and mighty,
That none may penetrate.
I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain.
It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

Don’t talk of love,
But I’ve heard the words before;
It’s sleeping in my memory.
I won’t disturb the slumber of feelings that have died.
If I never loved I never would have cried.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.

*Simon And Garfunkel  “I Am A Rock Lyrics”  Released Spring of 1966

To some of us the, “ The Poet’s Anthem”

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6 responses to “I Am a Rock*

  1. LOVE Simon and Garfunkel–thanks for this blast to the past!

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  2. Oh, I’d be right there with you with the tears–and the menopaws!!

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  3. Oh dear. Takes me back in time and place. Phew!

    Thanks for posting, Michael. One of the best of the best …

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