This poem was written from my experience growing up in Madison, WI as a Hmong male. Growing up, I heard stories of the war that caused my elders and parents to flee their homeland and come to USA. Although the Hmong do not have a place to call home on Earth, God has prepared a place for us in Heaven and I am eternally grateful for that.
2018 If one happens to be writing, Then they must not nap or snooze. They need to dot their i’s, Cross their t’s, And mind their p’s and q’s. If one applies this info, I guarantee they’ll never lose. Just dot the i’s, Cross the t’s, And mind those p’s and q’s. Propriety is imperative, … Continue reading The Punctuational Stickler’s Word of Advice—Madeline Greenberg
Waking up to see someone you don’t recognize is strange. Having an awakening that shows you how far away you are from who you used to be. Different hair color. Different house. Different friends. Different aspirations. Then think, was it all worth it? Should I continue on this track I’m on. Should I change back … Continue reading Change—A Fellow Student
Perhaps one of the hardest things to do Depart, without a final farewell How does a person simply do this to another As if that person meant nothing to the other Intentionally leaving without saying goodbye To spare the feeling of sadness while creating more Oh evermore, absquatulate, farewell in my words To harm you, … Continue reading Poem 41—Kate Oellerich
The idea behind the poem is that we all face defeat and hopelessness. However, we can be assured that light will always overcome the darkness. There will be moments that we must stand and fight knowing the battle is won.
I was once a flickering fire, _______with flames that danced without tire. But this was before the days it rained, _______when every drop fought to keep my fire contained. Now it seems the rain has defeated me, _______as a pile of ashes is all that’s left to see. Yet buried deep under the ashes of … Continue reading The Great Fire Tender—Lynnea Asp
2018 I should be done with falling leaves, Were I invincible or perfect or omnipotent. But, I am none of these. Chill wind, shivering frost, cruel sleet Drive autumn changes in the breeze. Tilting Earth announces endings, Announces beginnings at her antipodes. Death proves itself beneath the sleeping trees... Feuille-morte beauty of the fallen leaves.
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning. Proverbs 9:9 Growth takes time; it is a journey. So… Enjoy the over achievers Teach the teachable Pray for, and love the foolish Remembering always, the patience and excellence with which God our Father has taught … Continue reading The Instructors Creed—Jeremy Baker
Beautiful souls have cried the most They hurt the most, hearts break for The people around them Such a beautiful soul It does not belong in such turmoil Belle Ȃme… It is up to you to leave it behind Seek your happiness, seek your comfort The more you understand, the less you know But, Belle … Continue reading Belle Ȃme—Kate Oellerich
Plays on the new construction of computer-oriented words, such as e-commerce, e-gaming, e-anything, to make a statement about the downside of Internet activity.