Poetry Corner 27 January 2018

Chaotic refuge - Ricardo Teixeira


Step through the gates
That metal clanking sound
Allowing entry
To hallowed ground


Brick halls,
Paths where leaves fall
Where students walk
And together talk
About our future
Our tomorrow


A purgatory of pleasure and pressure 

The happiest place,
We’ll ever go


Lost sheep -  Ricardo Teixeira


Late nights,
Even earlier mornings


Important assignments,
Missed opportunities


Hiding behind sunglasses
And campus communities


Grabbing a drink after 12
Into books,
We often delve.


Yet what we learn best of all,
Isn’t taught in a lecture hall


It’s between class,
As we sit on the grass.


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