By: Gabe Thornton
An Exercise in Poetry
We were visited by David Harris this week. David once was homeless but overcame it and no speaks with students and conducts writing workshops. With 20 minutes to write whatever we felt like pertaining to our experiences thus far, I decided to write poetry.
What have I learned here?
Only what I can observe
Not just what I see
People love people
It takes interaction first
To understand love
What use is this hour?
What is time to a goat?
Do what matters now
In this life we feel afraid
Eggshells line the roads we tread
Give us this day our daily bread
Will our image matter when we’re dead?
What do you plan to leave behind?
Memories of love and that you were kind?
Or will it be hate and indifference your children find
When learning by example, developing their mind
Black white green red
Night time’s here, where’s our bed
Private public it’s in our head
Dinner time’s here, will you be fed?