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Nothing

Can stop me

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Everything ends

Here, with me

2

Taunt me for

The gift of my brilliant mind

3

Luck, goddess who made

Man all that is good, made me. Nothing can dishonour me, ever.

4

Stubborn old

Fool, you'd make a rock angry

5

Viciously

Cunningly plotting

6

You were born

Devious

7

Say it

To the whole city

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How much better

To rule a city of men than be king of empty earth

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But I, nobody else,

I, I raised these two hands of mine

10

My heart would

Be a stone if I felt no pity for these poor shattered people of mine

11

Children, poor helpless

Children

12

My whole being

Wails and breaks for this city, for myself, for all of you

13

I will do

Everything. Everything

14

We called you king

Draped you in gold

15

Everybody everywhere

Knows who I am: Oedipus. King.

16

Citizens, hear my curse again -

Give this man nothing. Let him touch nothing. ... With my own mouth I spoke these monstrous curses against myself.

17

Wasn't i

Born evil? Isn't every part of me unclean?

18

The griefs

We cause ourselves cut deepest of all

19

You will never marry

But grow hard and dry like wheat so far beyond harvest that the wind blows its flakes into the winter sky

20

Why should the

Thought of marrying your mother make you so afraid?

21

What raw track

Of thorns and stones, what rock, gulley or blond hill won't echo your screams?

22

O kithairon,

why did you shelter me and let me live?

23

Not sons, not daughters

Something else, monsters

24

Oedipus came crashing in

He was howling, stalking up and down ... Like a bull, lurching, charging

25

The God of plague

Guts our city and fills the black world under us ... With the shrieks of women

26

Apollo

Shoot into our enemy's eyes

27

Blind

Our enemy

28

Nothing. No one to see

No one to love, no one to speak to, no one to hear.

29

I would have made this body of mine a wall.

I would have heard nothing, tasted nothing, seen nothing ... so pain would never reach me anymore

30

What are we

Duty ghosts images a rustle of air nothing nothing no happiness lasts nothing human lasts

31

I am nothing but

My own cries breaking again and again

32

You're blind. Blind in your eyes.

Blind in your ears. Blind in your mind.

33

Why should I have

Eyes? Why? When nothing I saw was worth seeing?

34

If you think

This stubborn anger of yours, this perversity, is something to be proud of, you're mad

35

Isn't that

What i predicted ?

36

The future has

No shape. The shapes of prophecy lie. I see nothing in them.

37

Luck is everything.

Things happen.

38

No more

Questions, for gods sake, for the sake of your own life! You must stop.

39

You were born

To suffer

40

I have wept, struggled,

wandered in this maze of thought, tried every road, searched hard

41

Citizens, here my curse again

Give this man nothing, let him touch nothing ... With my own mouth I spoke these monstrous curses against myself

42

Come

Come to your brothers arms

43

Light light light

Never again flood these eyes with your white radiance

44

The long pins sank deep

All the way back into the sockets

45

If you weren't blind

If you had eyes to see with, I'd say you, and you alone, did it all

46

I will expose

The killer, I will reveal him to the light

47

Cursing his

Two blind eyes over and over

48

What God leaped on

You from beyond the last border of space, what madness entered you