Universal Perspective Poem By Angel Davila
As I walk to class, I notice the details
I see how the leaves fly in the sky as
The wind ushers them away.
I notice how all the students rush or
Drag their feet as they plunge to
Their next class.
I hear the laughter of that 11 month
Strong couple as they sit in the
I glare at the professor as he walks
In late holding his jimmy johns
Which doesn't make sense because
I thought they were freaky fast?!
As the day goes by
We all feel our own sorrows
As i stress over a breakup
Mark stresses over an exam
And Esperanza over forgetting her
We all face daily hardships
Each one relative in level
As i seem calm for one
Another calm for two
And both stressed for the other
We are told that college will be the
Peak of our livelihood
And get hit with a reality shock when
We see how sad that is
Knowing it just goes down from here
How could it be that the best time of
Is full of all nighters, hard exams,
Expensive books, having a part-
Time job, hundreds of pages to
Read, being in a relationship,
Having a social life, meeting with
Professors, meeting with advisors,
Applying for scholarships, getting
In exercise, calling mom and dad,
Joining clubs, going Greek,
Sleeping at LEAST 4 hours,
Practicing for that audition, and
Somewhere in between all of that,
And these people have the
To tell us that adulthood is harder
The real world won't extend a
Or have a set meal plan.
So yeah, this is as good as it gets!
But the reality is....
This is amazing.
We are on a journey to excel in life
But even better
We are here to learn how to teach
We are the next role models
As one of us proves many wrong and
5 more children gain motivation
From here on out,
People will be watching you
And it is nerve-racking
You wont be perfect
You're going to mess up
People are going to be disappointed
And others are going to laugh.
You'll be proven wrong
Professors will tell you no
You will learn that you know nothing
You may know what 2+2 is but you
Dont know how to sketch a floor
You dont know how to buy and work
You don't know why there are
Injustices in the justice system
And thats why i love it here
Thats why ill never give up
Why i get out of bed in the morning
Even though my class is at 6:30am
Because we are the next leaders
This is the peak of our lives
Here is where we will learn how to do
Where we will learn how to MEAN something.
No go forth and be somebody
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