Again

November 12, 2010
By dsc1155 SILVER, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
dsc1155 SILVER, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
LOITERING with a vacant eye
Along the Grecian gallery,

And brooding on my heavy ill,

I met a statue standing still.

Still in marble stone stood he,
And stedfastly he looked at me.

‘Well met,’ I thought the look would say,

‘We both were fashioned far away;

We neither knew, when we were young,

These Londoners we live among.’


Still he stood and eyed me hard,

An earnest and a grave regard:

‘What, lad, drooping with your lot?

I too would be where I am not.

I too survey that endless line
Of men whose thoughts are not as mine.

Years, ere you stood up from rest,

On my neck the collar prest;

Years, when you lay down your ill,

I shall stand and bear it still.
Courage, lad, ’tis not for long:

Stand, quit you like stone, be strong.’

So I thought his look would say;

And light on me my trouble lay,

And I slept out in flesh and bone
Manful like the man of stone.








-A.E. Housman


Again, I lay,
Seven-hundred miles away.
“It’s so cliché!”
What else would Tom say,
About us, girl.
About you and me.

You found Plan B,
And I’m trying to see,
A way to not feel so ‘lone.
But I know you still love me,
As I do love you.
And I still think,
About us, girl.
About you and me.

Who knows where,
This Country boy will go?
But I know all too well,
Where Miss City Girl will show.
And like The Script, together we’ll continue,
Back to the corner where I first saw you.
And the light will shine.
Our shadows will grow.
And everything will be,
About us girl.
About you and me.

How silly it must seem,
For two heart-broken teens,
To pray to find themselves again,
In a bond so intense,
Like composition, humoresque.
The words will swim,
From our blood,
To our hearts,
And win us over.

I’m hoping for a life,
Where everything will be.
About us, girl.
About you and me.


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