Description: Simon's gruesome fate on the island of a book called Lord of the Flies somehow endeared him to me. It was not only that but also the fact that he was the one most enlightened with the understanding of the human nature.
Read William Golding's book if you haven't!
Simon's Bed -------------------------------------------
Silently rush by
You’re among the trees
In the waning, sinking eye
You’ve fallen on your knees
May your tears clear, bow your head
O, let the ocean be your bed
And let your body be its toy
Now a victor of their fears and sorrow
Simon, let this be their tomorrow.
this is intresting to me for more than one reasons... first and formost... i hate lord of the flies.. on princple.. good writing, just can't stand it... BUT, i thought this was wonderful... really a good write... like always you write like a painting and it's a beautiful way of introspection
second, it is said that simon was meant to be the christ character... there are elemnets in him i can see, certin simalarities... but i never really bought it, the way you show him, and explain him... i almost buy it...
again another lovely poem of Lord of the Flies. How true it reflects society's behavior and to think its only a bunch of kids. How hard they try to act like civilized adults but in the end turn to be exactly how grownups are...savages bloodthirsty for power leadership. Yes it is sad how Simon died...but better for him. I don't remember but in the book there was a dead parachute man, Simon was the only one to know of right? He was the only to have the nerve to actually examine it? Yeah i believe so.
O, let the ocean be your bed And let your body be its toy Now a victor of their fears and sorrow Simon, let this be their tomorrow.
this is very good right here. the word "O" (or letter) adds a sense of desperation or sadness. You truly have a way with words. I like this poem, one because its very descriptive. And two because its about Lord of the Flies...a very good book.
first of all, Lord of the Flies is truly an amazing work. this is the second time I'm mentioning Lord of the Flies in my comment of someone's poem... haha. for your information, my favourite character in the novel was Simon too... it shows how blind we can be to what is happening. it is a known fact that we cannot achieve others' belief without eloquence, while the combination of otherwise could actually work. a true misfortune of human nature. before I go on ranting about the novel, I think I'd better turn my attention to your poem again. haha. your poem is short... but pithy! the play of the language with the ocean being the bed, and the body being the toy... that was clever of you too. liked this write... haha, I can't be exactly objective though, considering my liking for Lord of the Flies. well done anyway.