Treasure Island

Russell Nero

(May 25th,1995)

Open My Eyes But Let Me Refuse

I can't believe it, I finally see it
The myth is real
I believe it, feel it
...No wait, it's all an illusion
Who do I call
to capture my imagination
cause I've been fooled by the illusion in my mind
Do I own a contusion
or am I still dressed in confusion
by the crushes who force feed me their personalized drug
which toys and picks at my brain piece by piece
laughing at me while they perform brainwash surgery
Everytime I take a simple look in their eyes
to find what lies inside
it feels like Medusa hit me twice
a stone stare petrified on my face
while my heart just sits in it's recliner
watching old movies, bringing back fond smiles and bright eyes
souvenirs and trinkets
I try to breathe back in but I'm frozen again
Medusa hit me twice
with a stare of petrified ice
halting my decision to open my eyes, refuse
If I open my eyes to let me forsee
failure pouring from leaks
Please grant me the power of invisibility
or just send me digging into a tree
so I can fall upon a branch
and watch the sky form a lie in its clouds
for me

Submitted: Sunday, August 11, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Open My Eyes But Let Me Refuse by Russell Nero )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  1. The Idiot Girl, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  2. All the Steps, John Taggart
  3. Heimdall, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  4. -, John Taggart
  5. Horses To Market, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  6. Foreign Wife Elegy, Yuko Taniguchi
  7. woh tadap, binod bastola
  8. Old Stalwart, Ruth Manning-Sanders
  9. Uddan, binod bastola
  10. Sheep, Ruth Manning-Sanders

Poem of the Day

poet William Wordsworth


I AM not One who much or oft delight
To season my fireside with personal talk.--
Of friends, who live within an easy walk,
Or neighbours, daily, weekly, in my sight:
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]