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Chapter 1 – A Dream Deferred

He could remember it like it was yesterday. In fact, it was about eight months ago. He didn’t sleep well the night before. The following day was spent preparing for departure. He had hurriedly packed his clothes, a few pairs of Adidas, HDTV, Xbox 360, and sound system in anticipation for move-in day.

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May 26, 2009 | | 2 Comments

… But You’re Bringing Me Down or: The Beauty of an All-Nighter

Ah the beauty of an all-nighter.
Never is the load any lighter.
And when it is,
We just procrastinate until the load is unmanageable.

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April 22, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Someone Please Call 911 or: Emergency! Emergency! (A Sonnet)

A firetruck just passed by. Emergency! Emergency!
Students no longer have the right of way.
An ambulance follows soon after. Everyone turn and see!
Students then go on about their day.

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April 16, 2009 | | 1 Comment

Bad News or: Despite Recent Developments, There’s Still Potential

Didn’t you know I was waiting on you,
Waiting on a dream that’ll never come true.
Didn’t you know I was waiting on you,
And now that you’re here I don’t know what to do.

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April 10, 2009 | | Comments Off

Look At The Stars, Look How They Shine For You, And Everything You Do or: Broccoli Cheddar, Sooo Good

I find the best time for me to write,
The best time to do anything really,
Is in the dead of night,
When the time seems most silly.

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April 6, 2009 | | Comments Off

I Fell Asleep Beneath The Flowers or: This Chair is So Comfortable

It’s so hard not to fall asleep in class.
Even with an ample five hours of sleep,
I find myself turning over this handout
And blogging to keep myself awake.

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April 1, 2009 | | 1 Comment

Castles Made of Sand Fall Into the Sea, Eventually or: Spring Break Hangover

Here I am, Friday,
Still with a Spring Break hangover.

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March 27, 2009 | | 2 Comments

20,000 Underneath the Sea or: The Week Before Spring Break…

My eyes are burning with the power of 10,000 suns
While I’m buried 20,000 under the sea that is UT.

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March 11, 2009 | | Comments Off

Devastation and Reform or: Bittersweet, You’re Gonna Be The Death of Me or: At Least I Had Fun With Her

Gravity’s always pullin’ down on me,
And I resist as one who knows resistance is in vain.

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March 5, 2009 | | Comments Off

When I Wake Up In The Morning Love and The Sunshine Hurts My Eyes or: When You’re On a Roll, You’re On a Roll

When I wake up in the morning love,
And then sunshine flutters in lightly from above,
I know somehow it’s gonna be a good day.

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March 3, 2009 | | 1 Comment

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