Treasure Island

Erica Borges


Side Effect


I have learned
What it is to conform.
I have learned
To dismiss the unborn.
I have learned
To obey blindly.
I have learned
To live silently.

Now you step in confidence
Where I danced in protest

Now you laugh in arrogance
After I laughed in distress

Now I know
To close my eyes in fear
For now I am truly blind.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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September 24,2013

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  • Khairul Ahsan (9/27/2013 10:08:00 PM)

    'Now I know
    To close my eyes in fear'
    Yet, bold and beautiful! Clear and forthright expression of thoughts.
    If I may ask, side effect of what? (Report) Reply

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