Hi, and welcome to my blog-turned-place where I post my writing. This is my outlet to put them up, which was radically different from the blog that this started out as. I hope you'll have a good time reading my blog/place where I post some poetry and some short stories. I try to cover a variety of topics in these works of mine, so I hope any readers will enjoy it. I'm not an English major by any stretch, but I enjoy writing. Critique would be nice for my writing, cause lord knows I could work on it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Study Abroad, a poem

Oh the places you can go, the places you dream of.
Possibilities abound!
You have the choice-to go somewhere exotic or somewhere comfortable.
Do you want to be speaking English or to learn other exotic languages?
It’s your call, and you can’t go wrong.
From North America to South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, or Australia,
alluring cultures await your imminent arrival.

All of these places are splendid,
And no matter what, we’ll have a great time.
From all of the pictures we’ll take of the exquisite sights we’ll be seeing,
To the new friends, in new locales, we’ll soon be meeting,
We will be rewarded with the rich memories.
But just remember,
                We’re more than students. We are ambassadors as well.
Ambassadors to our schools and countries, serving as the flagbearers.
Flagbearers at the Olympics of culture, language, and humanity.
More importantly though, cultural ambassadors.
For we represent our respective countries when in others.
                We need to uphold the standards thrust upon our shoulders.
We help other places learn what it’s like back home, and learn ourselves.
By learning, we are able to enjoy life and its tangy spices.
And that is why we students board the planes to Silk Roads of awareness.

1 comment:

Erin said...

This poem has brought light in my eyes in the essence of travel. What truth and excitement it brings to think of myself as not only a person who is seeking the wisdom and culture of another country, but reflecting on my own as well. I couldn't help but get excited for the different opportunities that lie ahead of me when I go abroad.