Cant remember the poem

Discussion in 'Poetry Corner' started by angular, Nov 18, 2009.

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  1. It's a WW1 poem, I believe, with the line (something like) 'Is Adam's seed so strong /that these vast numbers gone mean little lost?'

    I've tried various permutations on Google but can't come close.
     
  2. Can't find it on there either.

    Maybe I wrote it.....
     
  3. PoemHunter.com ?
     
  4. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Its wassname.... Him out of Milly Vanilli... erm....

    Is it Michael Jackson?
     
  5. Duke you're a man of many words, most of them sweary.
     
  6. Fcuk the lot of you. Philistines. :D
     
  7. EMMMMM...............REMEMBER THAT SONG...........IT WAS BY A GUY CALLED ABBIE SUFFRE ( SORRY DON'T EVEN KNOW IF THAT'S THE RIGHT SPELLING OF HIS NAME)..........
     
  8. Nah. Labi Siffre. "Something inside so strong"
    and the verse is.....


    "Something inside so strong
    I know that I can make it
    Tho' you're doing me wrong, so wrong
    You thought that my pride was gone
    Oh no, something inside so strong
    Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong"
     
  9. THE PARABLE OF THE OLD MAN AND THE YOUNG by WILFRED OWEN

    So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went,
    And took the fire with him, and a knife.
    And as they sojourned both of them together,
    Isaac the first-born spake and said, My Father,
    Behold the preparations, fire and iron,
    But where the lamb, for this burnt-offering?
    Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps,
    And builded parapets and trenches there
    And stretched forth the knife to slay his son.
    When lo! and Angel called him out of heaven,
    Saying, Lay not thy hand upon the lad,
    Neither do anything to him, thy son.
    Behold! Caught in a thicket by its horns,
    A Ram. Offer the Ram of Pride instead.
    But the old man would not so, but slew his son,
    And half the seed of Europe, one by one.