STUDENT POETRY: Moments of Meditation During Midterms

Poetic Meditations by Dylan Wiles, P&G Staff

During the week of midterms, students are often rushed to study and cram every bit of knowledge possible into their brains to make sure they are prepared for their nine weeks tests, but one student finds an opportunity in these moments of stress to meditate on life.

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A tranquil scene of a patiently parked bus between two trees in early Fall at NHS. (PHOTO, Wiles)

I.

Knowledge is refuge

In it no fear you will find

But the lack thereof

II.

Learning is constant

Yet forgetting acts the same

In cycles of thought

III.

Studying retains

What attention acquires

Fortifying thought

IV.

Procrastination

Turning days into hours

A brash transition

V.

Journalism rules

We comment about your life

And then call it news

VI.

Change will never change

Innovation stays the same

So what’s the difference?

VII.

Fading like denim

Weariness is in our genes

Worn satisfaction

VIII.

Shining from above

Casting its blank silhouettes

That emulate all

IX.

Free your train of thought

Don’t let your voice be deterred

Find power in words

X.

Often it’s seldom

A paradox is noted

Until it’s too late

XI.

Ask me how to live

I will give you one answer

Simply generous

XII.

Sustaining all life

Flowing over all the earth

And inside us all

XIII.

Stark superstitions

Held tightly yet based loosely

Luck is but a myth

XIV.

How should I say this?

Or really can it be said?

What nothing looks like

XV.

The Ballad of I

With this as its conclusion

Look not out but in

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