Kezang Dawa

Rookie (1977 / BHUTAN)

Campus Opener - Poem by Kezang Dawa

The day was perfect,
Unblemished blue,
the sun shone,
a shiny new coin;
my first day of a college:
the gate was partly open;
it swung on creaky hinges,
Which unnerved me no end.
My mind floated like cloud
as I walked behind the lab
accompanied by
the echo of my steps.
A blue denotes sadness
but my cherished college age
had memories to store against
the cold dark days of December.
It was a time abuzz with life,
with nobody to frown on you
And laughter under the stars.
And though there were no words,
Fear has a voice of many tongues;
that rang in my inner ear.
I heard walking steps
Without footprints;
I even heard their echo;
It was all in my mind, of course.

Comments about Campus Opener by Kezang Dawa

  • Johnathan Juarez (5/29/2012 10:35:00 PM)

    i like how it all ties together objectively in the end. nice man (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 27, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, June 3, 2012

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