Irvington’s got poets

By Jonathan Chen | Staff Writer

Here are the rest of the submissions we received from students for National Poetry Month.

“Rhyme and Reason” – Talia Basma

We write with love, not logic

We share the stories of the silent

We are the voices of the lost

 

The words guide us like a map for travel

The lines write like music

The rhythm beats like a drum

The rhyme sings like a willow

 

We shoulder the responsibility

To leave paper wet with truth

We shoulder the responsibility

To be forever

 

The words arrange with rhyme and reason

The lines read like a song

The rhythm dances like a ballerina

The rhyme rings like a symphony

 

We shoulder the responsibility

To leave paper wet with truth

We shoulder the responsibility

To be forever

 

“No Title” – Amrutha Prakasha

 

i have these fears

they are irrational,

how do i make them rational?

i have these dark secrets

not spoken of to anyone,

how do i reveal them?

i have done these deeds

which are standing like weeds,

how do i pull them out out my mind and others’?

i have love in abundance

but only for a few,

how do i show it to them as if it’s new?

 

“A New Spring, an Old Blossom” – Hassan Bokhari

 

The Spring arrives

The time of bloom is now

For all the flowers that are now revived

As they adorn the brilliance of their freshness

Except for my heart

It’s bloom has long since passed

For it’s awakening happened

When we met at that time

That time when you swept me off my feet

Without even having to do a thing

But as I try to find myself within the flow of petals

All I can find is you

You, the one whom I come back to, time and time again

And as the Spring renews the life of flowers

To those flowers which have lost their petals

Spring has given me more vigor to my heart

So that I can continue to find you, wherever I may go