Themed Poetry: Questions

-Vanessa Kiefer (’20)   “Questions”   Progress Is it not inevitable? We wear black, purple Measures that are charitable   We say that’s enough Throw a bone to the cause But the river still churns And there’s no true applause   People will ride their bikes Watch their movies   Meet friends for lunch Comment on other beauties   Because we’ve done the limit And … Continue reading Themed Poetry: Questions

Themed Poetry: American Dreamers

-Vanessa Kiefer (‘20)   American Dreamers   This dream This manifested hope, Is a crumbling beam Upon a rickety slope   It is a blessing for some Those with the privilege, To gather their income And feel safe in their image   The very first immigrants Have a free pass through, But there is indifference For next rounds’ view   A family loses everything And … Continue reading Themed Poetry: American Dreamers

Themed Poetry: Persistent Nature

-Vanessa Kiefer (‘20)   Now the rich garden, whose split weather, And mutations taken place Like the death of one Earth, Replaced by suburban weeds. Though maybe it is not tethered To a large wilderness of haste, But a rambunctious garden hearth That once innocent now needs.   Human Nature; and overgrown irony When curtains are undrawn, We can poke our fingers in For the … Continue reading Themed Poetry: Persistent Nature

Themed Poetry: Independence for Catalonia

-Vanessa Kiefer (‘20)   Independence For Catalonia   A peaceful vote, but it will not be allowed The old powers will go valiantly into battle Cutting, cutting off their rights to sound   Violence answers the protesting mound Because strangling free ideas is now justified A peaceful vote, but it will not be allowed   But a bubbling Republic has vowed To build a state … Continue reading Themed Poetry: Independence for Catalonia

Themed Poetry: California Wildfires

-Vanessa Kiefer (‘20)   What Would You Take It’s 11:00pm, they have gone to bed The children are tucked in Do they know the people have fled? No- for they are in Northern California A carefree state Where all air is the perfect breathe And the welcoming palm trees sway   But they are awakened The people of the roses For the fire’s embers have … Continue reading Themed Poetry: California Wildfires

Themed Poetry: Hurricane Irma

-Vanessa Kiefer (‘20)   The Aftermath In the aftermath, We watch in horrified fascination   How the brilliant green palm trees Have been swallowed by the murky sea   How the crystal white town-houses Have been decimated into withering walls   And how the once welcoming waves Have perished into ripples of rage   In the aftermath, We watch in a silent sense of chaos … Continue reading Themed Poetry: Hurricane Irma