Rinth’s Really Bad Poetry
This is some really bad poetry I wrote because I’m exhausted from final exams and feeling sad about leaving college for the summer. You might not feel that way about your school, but we do about ours. It means a lot to us.
Anyway, this poetry is really, really bad. You have been warned. 🙂
Walking Fearless into the Darkness
In the night after final exams,
I walk into the darkness,
I’m not afraid, maybe I should be,
(Though probably not, not here),
But I’m at home and I feel the warmth,
The lights on the street penetrate me,
Awakening memories in my mind and body.
In my thoughts, emotions, and flesh,
I recall the moments, the hours, the days:
Sharing heart with my friends,
Sharing ideas with my teachers,
Sharing embrace with a lover,
Or two, or just a nice someone
As an evening companion, or more.
The experiences and ideas,
Sights and sounds and touches,
They held me close,
They opened me up,
They poured themselves into me,
And made me more than I was before.
Soon I will leave here for a few months,
But I won’t ever be away, not from here,
Because here is something I carry with me,
In my mind and spirit, in the life that stretches
Before me, so much wider from what
I’ve learned and done and experienced,
And even more by the cherished ones who
Have led me and followed me and walked
Beside me, and who always shared their spirit.
Can I feel your breath on my face,
Your heat against my body,
Or is it the breath of possibility
And the heat of adventure, the shining
Stars of life that lie ahead, of a journey
To whatever comes, and even more
To whoever comes with it.
We will make the journey together,
All of us here, in the past and future,
For me, one more year in this place,
But for this place, forever in me.
And we can’t make the world,
But we can make a piece of it,
And it will be better than it was
Because of what happened here
And those of us it happened to.
Copyright 2010 by Rinth de Shadley.