Student Arts: Poetry by Alexander Vieux

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

-Robert Frost


Mannequin words put on display

Mass produced statements that slide out with ease

“How are you, sir?” I don’t know, you don’t care

So how bout we all just stop putting on airs?

Hello is the code for two humans in tandem

The connection’s official when stained with two syllables

“Good mornings” are terrible, that’s hardly fair

Most people would rather keep putting on airs

We imitate something that we’ve never seen

And we cling to illusions that we are all sane

I’ll be first to admit I’m not, I don’t care!

As long as I get to stop putting on airs


-Alexander Vieux, Secondary English Education major




CItation: “Robert Frost.” XploreInc, 2014. Web. 26 August 2014.

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