Here and there,
People stop what they do,
making blank stare,
“A hare, there!”
“A hair, where?”
The other one responds;
“A big wild rabbit, there!”
“A fat grey bunny, here?!
is this what you refer?”
“Alright, lady fair!
I’m thrilled that you
eventually hear that ‘HARE’!”
“I thought it was ‘HAIR’
in the first place, well!”
beautiful air hangs,
no more despair,
because everyone has hairy thoughts,
some time somewhere…
Think of new york city time square,
handy sample “Sandy” turns air heavy, bare!
made prisons of
candy stores, schools
and how the school bus forced
colored kids into a ditch,
(too black to ride)
and justice finally failed
even Sunday school girls,
they looked askance,
narrowing their eyes
and asked how people
could be so unfair,
so I showed them.
Six million gone
with the careless wave
of the Kommandant’s baton,
and Anne, discovered and reduced
to words on a page.
Their eyes grew suddenly old and grave.
asking them to write April poems,
look at the cold spring day…
through restless trees,
rain filling the land to
make it green,
but instead they sing dirges,
of children who murder,
and children who die.
So why should I be surprised ?
They did not make this world
and I cannot lie.
i’ll become a nomad again
and sense the pulse of birthing time,
a seraphic dance beneath full moon
at the endless sanctuary
wrapped in wind melodies
as spell of the mount
captures seclusive souls
and melts them to prayers
on bright apparels of pilgrims.
and though everybody says
this is heartless or wrong
i don’t need love or home -
and the closeness of sheltering sky.
i know the desert can be savage
but i’ve never felt anything more magical
than the unfolding of its soft evening light.
Society seems in a mess
Mothers cry, while Fathers stress
to be polite is a disgrace
as children mock you to your face
every day the papers show
that crime and rape did upward go
the things done in laboratories
are stashed away in lavatories
drugs and sex aren’t hard to find
it seems as if the worlds gone blind
for what the people fail to see
is messing up society
as Dads no longer head their home
and kids all sit, and chat by phone
what once to all has been a home
is looking like a war torn zone
no longer do you find that kids
are playing in the park
for it’s become a hideout place
for gangsters after dark
what once was right now seems so wrong
no more joy and no more song
as what this all was meant to be
lies buried in a cemetery
by telling you these things my aim
is not to make you mad
it’s just to tell another truth
which soon will make you glad
amidst the chaos of this world
of hurt, despair and pain
and hate along with treachery
all done for selfish gain
there’s this one thing I know of
believe with all my heart
that when I bend my knees to pray
my God will make a way
voucher for peace today, on behalf of our children, friends, or family members, relatives, and the universe or earth we care and depend on…
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May 15, 2013
Following a contentious Senate meeting last week, Associated Student Government settled into its routine Wednesday with discussion of goals for the year and plans to fill the cabinet.
“This week was all about showing exactly what ASG is going to look like,” ASG president Ani Ajith told The Daily after the meeting. “We had a lot of productive discussion.”
Early in the evening Ajith, a Weinberg junior and former Daily staffer, and executive vice president Alex Van Atta presented the procedure to choose cabinet members for the seats left empty last week when three nominees were rejected by Senate.
Ajith told Senate that ASG will hold a full-scale publicity campaign to recruit applicants for chief of staff, public relations vice president and associate vice president for diversity and inclusion. He will chair the selection committee to oversee and interview applicants.
“We want to see a broad variety of applicants,” he said.
Confirmations will be presented May 29.
Ajith and Van Atta filled in for the three empty positions when members of the executive board presented ongoing projects and priorities for the coming year, which comprised the bulk of the meeting.
Van Atta, speaking for the diversity and inclusion committee, mentioned the ongoing push for gender-open housing and gender-neutral bathrooms.
“That’s just a continual push that we need to do,” the McCormick junior said. “We just need to make sure that doesn’t fall off into oblivion.”
He added that he hopes to see a report on gender-neutral bathrooms by the end of the quarter.
The entire executive board, with the exception of technology vice president Sheng Wu, emphasized the need for recruitment of committee members and asked Senate to reach out to the student body.
The meeting also featured a visit from Dean of Students Todd Adams and men’s basketball coach Chris Collins.
Adams thanked ASG for its community support as the campus grieved for student Dmitri Teplov, who died May 5, and introduced Collins.
The coach emphasized his goal of raising student enthusiasm for NU basketball.
“You know how much the applicants for this place would go up if people turn on basketball games all winter and saw 8,000 people going nuts in Welsh-Ryan?” he said.
Later in the night, Ethan Romba, outgoing technology vice president, and Ian Coley, off-campus caucus whip, presented legislation to reform the ASG election process.
They proposed shortening the non-verbal campaign period from two weeks to one and preventing current and outgoing executive board members from endorsing candidates. The amendments will be voted on next week.
Senate also voted to fund the upcoming ASG Community Garage Sale, a project proposed by Chris Harlow, a senator and SESP freshman. The event will allow students to sell their old or unused items to each other at the end of the year.
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