The Eclectic Pen - U of M poem


By: Justina C. (stinasstoryspot)   + 13 more  
Date Submitted: 10/14/2008
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 125
Rating:


  Out of the classroom
Into the hall
So many people
Waiting for class to start
Standing
Sitting
Talking
Listening
iPods on
Staring into space
Strangers
Friends
People who were strangers
Until they became friends
Leave the building
Inside the smell of cologne and coffee
Outside rain and cigarettes
Faces passing
Heading to class
To lab
To the library
Anything goes
On a day like today
Sweatshirts
Jackets
T-shirts
Shorts
Boots
Flip-flops
Umbrellas out but not up
Elegantly coifed
Just rolled out of bed
Blonde
Brunette
Auburn
Red
Short
Tall
Thin
Beer Belly
Muscular
Eyes scanning faces
WOW! He’s hot!
It’s rude to stare
Forced to do a double take
One last look
People you know
People you used to know
People you wish you knew
All passing
Rushing
Cell phones
Ear buds
Headphones
Bose stereo systems
That will block out
The shouts on the Diag
Hands with fliers
All begging you to join
Push past them
Onto the next class
Into the next lab
Into the UGLi
Under the star/sun/stick thing
Waiting for a friend
A study group
Who will never really show
Because they’re in the crowd
The faces
Passing
Rushing


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Lena S. (SquirrelNutkin) - 10/15/2008 6:51 AM ET
This made me hear, smell and feel I really like this.
Denisse T. (Talavera305) - 10/15/2008 12:58 PM ET
It's very unique. I love it!
Marta J. (booksnob) - 10/15/2008 4:52 PM ET
Made me remember my college days.
Angela S. (angie0322) - 10/16/2008 11:10 PM ET
Very nice. I liked the feeling of rushing that the short lines give the poem. I was an English major at the U of M as well(if it's the same one), and it brought me right back there.
Sabriena W. (hazeleyesrangeleyes) - 10/18/2008 9:00 PM ET
Wow. Glad I haven't/don't/never will have to go through that phase of life! Maybe instead of one "rushing" at the end, it should have said Rushing Rushing Rushing LOL!
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