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A poem for a student…
February 5, 2008, 4:13 pm
Filed under: poetry

For a student,

For a student,

My words probably won’t
mean much to you
until the gale winds
are at your front
and the unforgiving sky is steely
But value then
is better
than no value at all,
and so I will explain:
Life is a stark wilderness
and your time here is not
only the training center
but the last filling station before you are unleashed.
The homework you blow off
might have been worth some trail mix,
maybe the odd dry pair of socks.
Group projects are a ropes course;
you’ll know now how to save a colleagues’ life.
Essays are hot meals
and firewood at the ready.
Tests could earn you a blanket, pray,
a sleeping bag.
If you should be so lucky,
so clever
as to study,
they could even be a tent.
So the next time you look at me,
or better yet,
refuse to meet my eye or my assignment,
ask yourself
what you’ll be taking into the woods,
and if you’ll survive that wild.

My words probably won’t
mean much to you
until the gale winds
are at your front
and the unforgiving sky is steely
But value then
is better
than no value at all,
and so I will explain:
Life is a stark wilderness
and your time here is not
only the training center
but the last filling station before you are unleashed.
The homework you blow off
might have been worth some trailmix,
maybe the odd dry pair of socks.
Group projects are a ropes course;
you’ll know now how to save a colleagues’ life.
Essays are hot meals
and firewood at the ready.
Tests could earn you a blanket, pray,
a sleeping bag.
If you should be so lucky,
so clever
as to study,
they could even be a tent.
So the next time you look at me,
or better yet,
refuse to meet my eye or my assigmment,
ask yourself
what you’ll be taking into the woods,
and if you’ll survive that wild.

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