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I Fear

By Nayonika

I’d fear the day when I would have to choose —

Between my beliefs and my beloved.

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I’d condemn such an existence,

Where I’m trapped,

Between the abyss of resentment,

And the restless waves of unforgiveness.

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I’d abhor if ever there came a time —

When I’d only mimic someone else’s plan.

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I’d pity such a person,

if so I ever became such,

Who’d only see the world as black and white.

I’d shun such a being, if ever I lost my own respect,

For it’d mean I gambled away my whole wealth.

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I’d want not such wits,

Where neither a sincere purpose nor a noble thought sits.

I’d dread such an unfortunate life, where

Expectation refuses to meet us; even half-way.

And I’d frown upon the day

That I’d only evoke scorn, no longer envy.

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But most of all,

I’d cease to be–

If ever I lost the spirit to raise my voice,

The unquestionable ability to rejoice,

And the simple liberty of choice.

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Nayonika is a Mechanical Engineering student from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. She writes to express myself. She also is a passionate reader and an avid gardener.

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