Saturday, December 30, 2006

The Elephant Man

I am amazed at the life of Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man), and I have begun writing a song about how closely his thoughts, dreams, fears, aspirations and worries mirror my own feelings toward life and love.

He was an amazing poet and songwriter, and I feel honored to be inspired by him.

"Tis true my form is something odd,
But blaming me is blaming God.
Could I create myself anew, I would not fail in pleasing you.
If I could reach from pole to pole, Or grasp the ocean with a span,
I would be measured by the Soul,
The mind's the standard of the Man."
-Joseph Merrick (The Elephant Man)


The Jerk said...

hey that's pretty cool, i didn't realize merrick wrote poetry. guess it's cuz my knowledge of him is limited to the david lynch movie, lol.

The Jerk said...

actually, ive been cutting down the size of my loans like gangbusters- i only have 7800 left, i can have it eliminated in less than 6 months!

The Jerk said...

hey, have you heard that Twin Peaks Season 2 comes to DVD april 10th? woot!