I Want You To Be Happy

I Want You To Be Happy.

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Ultimate Law

*Ultimate Law*

Enter Artist
V for Vendetta
Obsessed with Greatness
Love Can Wait
Ultimate Law
Tatted on the Back
I was a Boy
On I Prevailed
Now a Man

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Underground Railroad

From Art of Mind: Philosopoems to the World

*Underground Railroad*

They seem to walk
The Path of Righteousness —
Of the “decent” and the “plain…”
Others are Clearly Ran—
But they’re All aboard the train.

The kids around the block,
Have been around the block.
The teens behind the tracks,
Have earned their share of tracks.
Adults maintain innocence—
While Dipping in pleasures of sin,
Their partners would find them guilty…
But they’re busy expanding the trend.
It’s a Nationwide Movement!
Harriet Tubman would be proud!
The naïve have no idea —
Of what happens Underground.

If you wish to climb aboard,
A ticket you’ll surely find,
but do not wait too late—
Or you’ll get left behind.

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Soul Food

From Art of Mind: Philosopoems to the World

*Soul Food*

Cornbread and Collard Greens
Is one thing,
You may even refuse golden beans,
But answer me just one thing:
Who doesn’t like a chicken wing?

No tongue can renounce
Fried Chicken,
Regardless of region or pigment,
To push this off on one group —
Is imagination’s own vivid figment.

Pig feet can surely be beat,
Chitlins may take their toll,
But to not like ribs or chicken—
Is to exist without a soul

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I Want You To Be Happy

*I Want You to be Happy*

I know everybody says this—
But I really Do want you to be happy.
I figure we can only
End up with one anyway…
So why should the others
Have to pay?
It didn’t work out between us,
But I’ll meet her,
And you’ll meet him.
So what’s the sense in wishing ill-will,
When we both will get our fill?

And even if I am false—
Even if only I don’t find someone…
That makes these words even truer.

I wouldn’t wish this on Anyone.

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Western Illinois University Poem

*Western Illinois*

A Tri Sigma sophomore is in Waggoner Hall, sitting in Biology class…
As the professor lectures on the biogeochemical processes of ecosystems and the
communication of nerve cells, you’d think her chin would rest attentively on her fist
like “The Thinker…”
Instead her head tilts with her cheek in her palm,
In college, this is known as
“The Drinker.”
She is not a marble of deep thought, but is still hung-over at the thought
of how much alcohol the human body can consume.
Alas,
Tonight it’s Thirsty Thursday,
And she cannot wait to conduct another
Experiment.
Because after her sorority benefits thousands of children through the
Robbie Page Memorial, and
She and the Sigmas cram to ace another major exam,
It’s off to the beer garden on Campbell for a
Change of Pace,
&
As far as Adams Street—
it’s
Off to the Race…
To show that when it comes to the best
Midwest Parties:
Adams in Western Illinois
Is the place.

Like the contestants of the Mr. Greek University Pageant,
She and her sisters are more than Pretty Faces,
They’re purple violets that shed kindness with mild showers,
Then at night they storm the bars like wild flowers.

In lab she sits still as a
Stone deflated,
Her peers cannot observe it, but in fact:
She’s elated—
To be wearing a purple t-shirt reading Σ Σ Σ,
And to be in this Western family
Where every color
Is Related.

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Drake University Poem

*Drake University*

Drake University has a school spirit
that our campus will always impart,
And like Alan Webb in the ’07 Relays—
We go the extra mile
To set us apart.

Only in Drake will you find athletes from all over the globe competing on tracks at an Olympic level. And where else but Drake will you find beautiful bulldogs from around the country competing in a race to represent the Relays? We even have our own sport:
Hubbelling in the winter down the snowy hills of Des Moines.
We have student organizations that paint colors up and down Carpenter Avenue, and a kissing rock where sweethearts love to meet.
Yeah, there’s just something about life as a Bulldog…
A sensation of pride that you just can’t fake…
There’s an aroma of delight that permeates Des Moines,
A special blend that’s
Distinctly Drake.

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