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Celebration of the Lizard King

             “People fear death even more than they fear pain. It’s strange they fear death. At the point of death, the pain is over.”.
             Jim Morrison .
             Who Closed “The Doors”.
             Most people recognize Jim Morrison as a rock n roll legend. Other people see him as a great poet. But there are also some people that think of him as a drug-using alcoholic. I recognize Jim Morrison as a great influence on the youth of America. It is not the things he had done, like consuming large quantities of alcohol or causing riots that helped me to come to this belief. It had a lot more to do with the things he said. Having listened to some of Morrisons lyrics, and reading some of his poetry I found myself lost in deep thought. There is something about his choice of words and his style of writing. I haven’t noticed it so much in the songs that are very well known, but in the songs that have not made it into the charts.
             Jim Douglas Morrison was born on December 8, 1943 in Melbourne, Florida. After becoming famous Him had told interviewers that his parents had been killed in a car accident. This was later to be found false. His father Steve Morrison was married to his mother Clare Morrison. Steve worked as a navel officer, which caused the Morrison family to move around a lot. Some people think that this fact lead to the unique way Jim spoke his mind. According to the research that I have done it is a mystery as to why Morrison would lie about the whereabouts of his family. In many of his poems and lyrics he refers to lost and confused children. For example, a poem from his first published book, An American Prayer, called, Dawns Highway, Morrison writes, “Ghosts crowd the young child’s fragile eggshell mind.”.
             I have found that there are very few facts about Jim Morrison. Most of what I have documented about him is from his friends’ biographies, his poetry, and what his parents know of his childhood.

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