Ignorance was Bliss

by Holly H Dunne

Have you ever wished words could be unheard?
But their heavy echoes line your stomach, your head, your heart.
A thousand arms couldn’t push those words from my head
They creep around my eyes, forming a visor from which my world is now viewed

This new world tainted with truth seems so ugly
Filled with forbidden knowledge I wish I could unknow
The wisdom illgotten, lies inside me like a serpent,
Coiled and full of venom

Perversely provoking a sickening desire to know more
Details I can consume, then try to forever expel
This bulimia of the mind, that serpent, those echoes
Trap me and leave me to rot in my putrid paradox.


Author's Note: I was happier before I knew about her.

Posted on 03/09/2011
Copyright © 2021 Holly H Dunne

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Johnny Crimson on 03/09/11 at 07:33 PM

I'm so glad I don't "unknow" your poetry, hmmm, this is great stuff. :)

Posted by Keith D Allison on 07/22/12 at 09:18 PM

A nice read, thank you

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