Song Lyrics Poetry posted March 5, 2016


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I Am a Rock

by Sis Cat

A winter's day
In a deep and dark
December,
I am alone again,
Peeking from my window
To the scene below
At the happy children's frolic in the snow.
I'm not a rock,
I'm but an island.

I've built walls
Out of tissue (thin and fragile)
That I let none penetrate.
I have great need of friendship.
Lack of it causes pain.
Lack of laughter, lack of loving, I sustain.
I'm not a rock,
I'm but an island.

I have my looks
And my records to protect me.
I am shielded in tin armor,
Hiding in my cell,
Unsafe within my pain.
I touch no one
And no one touches me.
I'm not a rock,
I'm but an island.

And this non-rock does feel pain,
And this island always cries.


Re-Write the lyrics contest entry

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"I Am a Rock"
By Paul Simon of 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.

Here is a video of my performance of my parody. Enjoy.

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