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Student Poetry Corner - longing

The Delphian introduced this poetry section so students may submit their original

poems to be considered for publication. Submit poems up to 250 words to delphian@adelphi.edu and elizabethpanchyk@mail.adelphi.edu.


I wrote this poem two hours before midnight on New Year's Eve. This year I made one simple resolution: Throw away your inhibitions. As someone who's spent too much time caring about what other people think about me, I've decided that I'm just tired of pleasing people. There are so many things I've wanted to do but never actually got around to completing because I've had too many people tell me I can't. I want to travel the world. I want to write a book. I want to make my craft known to other people.


I'm in my last semester here at Adelphi, almost 22 years old. I might as well get a taste of what the world is like before it hits me in the face, come graduation. Maturing is realizing that there is nothing worse than the regret of a missed opportunity. As we turn the page on a new year, remember that only you are your biggest obstacle. Do the impossible.


longing

By Kennie Dionisio


i’ve missed the feeling of the sun on my skin.

the december air left me cold and blanched with regret.

come january, i want to touch the sky

without my gloves of skepticism.

i want to feel the breeze on my chest

without my jacket of restriction.

i want to cross city lines,

watching uptown and downtown blur together.

i want to stand where the flowers meet the sea

and inhale the horizon until i turn into foam.

i want to paint myself with the colors of the stars

and the twilight beaming behind them.

as the seconds pass,

i vanish in the moment between past and present.

i can only wait to become whole again.

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