Aporte in English

I tried a translation to English:

Once Opendoor thought
on an island he might be born
and was sure and certain
he would be scared to mourn

Even worse than war
where enemy is seen
and can jump to fight
who believes he can win

Worse than being captain of industry,
a baker, a friar, a flamer
Worse than a honest chap
or a fairs’ lion tamer

It’s hard to stay in a place
where you know that you need
turning your head away
and let the shame to lead


Media Credits
Lithograph – reproduction number LC-USZC4-2994 – by Gibson & Co, 1873, online courtesy Library of Congress


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