Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
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A Poem from the Past

I'm going through boxes, a year after the official move, and I came across a poetry notebook I put together in August of 1981.  I was a sophomore at Pacelli High School.  My notebook featured "Euclid" by Vachel Lindsay, "The Last Quatrain of the Balled of Emmett Till" by Gwendolyn Brooks, "Museum Piece" by Richard Wilbur, "A Camp in the Prussian Forest" by Randall Jarrell", and a poem of my creation:

The Night
By Sean Green, August 1981

The darkness fell upon the village
Covering everything,
So deep and secret,
The Night

An African native hurries to his hut
Rushing fast,
Knowing what lurks in it,
The Night

Bringing incidents of evil and vice
So Terrible,
Policeman is shot in it,
The Night

All people hide from the doom
It comes,
Nothing can stop it,
The Night
Tags: high school, poem, poetry

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