Steel and Forest

driving into a jungle of steel and girder
cut off from the earth beneath me by rubber and asphalt
I yearn for peaceful days by the river
where the water burbled past the stones and gathered in the pools
of leaping into the liquid ice – and feeling alive

a building made of cedar and concrete
made as the best of two worlds -but stuck
stuck in the man made morass that used to be a forest
that used to be a stream
that used to have life

dogs pass by being lead by their tamers
thin strips of cloth that Lupa would have ignored
animals contained in small cages while their masters rule them
humans contained in small cages while their masters rule them

and in the west a small patch, a plot of life
surrounded by the iron and stone
but to the east – freedom
city bounded by forest rather than forest bounded by city
but for how long?
long enough perhaps.

escaping to a green world, freedom from steel
if only for a moment
if only for a second
Freedom.

Acrostic

Just a short little acrostic I made up to demonstrate today’s lesson for the class.

Just another sojourner

Otherwise unoccupied

Hoping for a bite to eat

Nine pound steak sounds great to me

Story of a book

Receiving a book in a bag on the day of love
Removing them one by one in bewilderment
Recognizing the name inside the cover of the last book
Breaking into tears and clutching my love to me

English Student’s lament

I’ve decided to begin putting some of my writings up here.  Most of them are ones that I did during university.  Here’s one that I didn’t even remember till I started going through my files today.

English Student’s lament

Now I sit me down to write
A pint of Guinness in my sight
I start to think through my tears
I might get a degree in 7 more years