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Newborn That's What I Am

Poetry By: Hanif Tariq Ballard

I had to enter a contest for my creative writing class. The winner's work would be in a magazine that hardly anyone reads and this was the easiest thing to do to get a good grade because I lost my flash drive on the bus on the way to school. I could have done an essay for point of view. Take note that this came off the top of my head so if you don't like it I'm alright with that, though I think it's good for the five minutes I had before class. It was called just Newborn but someone obviously has that name already.

Submitted:Sep 28, 2011    Reads: 30    Comments: 9    Likes: 1   

Here I am

I'm a universal being

I cannot be tarnished

Not until I am older

When the things that take away my innocence come into play

Drugs alcohol and women

The three main things

Others may fall here but that is it

Can my mother protect me from it?

I doubt she can do this forever

Someone once said "I think therefore I am"

Does it mean I don't exist?

I haven't thought much in a while

Am I a blank being like a shadow that washes away into the night?

Am I the light that cannot be shown?

Maybe I will never know

I will wait for an answer

I haven't come into being yet

Never will I be the one who brings upon the disease

This disease brings them all down

However I will be the best

I can still hope

I'm not here yet

I am a newborn


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