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Babelfishing Poetry: "The Sea Will Swim Against Me"

Babelfishing Poetry: "The Sea Will Swim Against Me"

Friday = more Babelfishing poetry, where I take song lyrics, run them through an on-line translator such as (but not necessarily) Babelfish, play with the punctuation a bit, and wind up with a quirky kind of poem.

Today, Coldplay's "Clocks" (watch video and read lyrics here) gets Babelfished.


The Sea Will Swim Against Me

Light,
I go out,
will not be saved.

The sea will swim
against me
and my knees.
He tried.

Oh, I beg you please
to speak; singing,
if things do not come out saying.

Shoot an apple on my head.

It seems tame,
not a problem
until you call
the tigers.
He does not stop
the violence.

Closing walls and
ticking clocks.
Takes you back home.

I could not stop,
already known.

Singing: for me, going
to the beach, far
from the potential curse.

I am part
of the treatment,
I am part
of this disease.

Oh,
nothing compares.
Another will be
compared.

Home,
want to go
home.


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