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
Its laughter and its loving I disdain
I am a rock, I am an island

Don't talk of love, well 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 & Garfunkel)

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