I Am a Rock

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

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And a rock feels no pain;
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And an island never cries.
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Пол Саймон
"The Paul Simon Songbook", 1965