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*Alabama A&M*

*From Alma Mater Vol 4: The South* *Alabama A&M*  Why do they do it?  Where do they find the passion? Where does it come from?  Why do the Bulldogs at Louis Crews put in the time, and those in Elmore put

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Scrapbook

From Art of Mind III: The Evolution of a Trilogy *Scrapbook*  Precious carats of time cannot be restored—  Not even by  Chips off the Block.  We can only pick up the scraps  and protect this lasting jewel,  Even when the

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The Inspiration

From Art of Mind III: The Evolution of a Trilogy *The Inspiration*  When life hands them lemons,   They make Masterworks.   Days that begin as tomatoes—  They grind into Heinz Field.  You see tomato,  They say tomato—  But they don’t simply say, “tomato,”   but rather,

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Alabama Crimson Tide

From Alma Mater Vol. 4: The South *Alabama Crimson Tide* <Set to the Melody of “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd  <Guitar Intro>  Turn it up…  ….  Warm reels keep on turnin’…  Pull for Crimson; Team, bring it in…  What a catch for Alabama…  Take

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Alma Mater: A Series for the People

Alma Mater is a series that celebrates the universities of the United States through poetry. Kirkus Reviews has described the series as “A thoroughly unique project” with “A variety of delightfully unexpected poetic forms.” I see it as a project

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The Evergreen State Poem (Alma Mater Vol 3: The West)

*The Evergreen State College* This is the college of the Evergreen State, Where rain and Geoducks make the crops rotate, A hotbed where contemplative minds collaborate, And professors are known to be of the first rate. Yes, this is the

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Michigan Tech Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest)

*Michigan Tech* My, what lakes the mind can surf With all the discoveries We find; At Michigan Tech, we inspect global turf, The Land of Opportunity: We mine. We build ice sculptures from creative fires— Husky Fires Glow in the

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 4: The South)

*University of Louisiana at Lafayette* Lafayette Welcomes You, You mayn’t feel it now, but you shall soon, So when you are feeling all at sea: Prepare for the battery. Festivity: Happily, Boldly, Creole life resides Faithfully; School Spirit, Love &

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University of Rochester Poem (Alma Mater Vol 2: The Northeast)

*U of R* (Set to the Melody of “Some Nights” by fun.) Some Nights I Stay Up Tweaking hard on Starbucks, Cramming to pass the vital laps. Some Nights I wish that Rochester had White Castle, Boy I sure crave

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Humboldt State University Poem (Alma Mater Vol. 3: The West)

*Humboldt State University* Oh, it’s a sunlit California afternoon in the middle of April, And this car full of Humboldt State students Cannot think of a better day to go on a long road trip. They were on their way

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