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This is a poem I wrote some time ago but it seems appropriate to post today because it’s my first week back at university and it’s also ‘Poetry Day’ too. Have a great day everybody 🙂

Approaching the building tall and imperious

In appearance it could house

Anything inside its vast system

Of caves, caverns and tunnels

But I know better because I have

Been to this place before

This is a place of words, pictures and images

Dreamt up by people far and wide

Names we know but many we don’t

Where theory and counter theory

Are discussed and debated at length

Long into a star lit night

Where reputations are forged from pages

And pages of volumes of thoughts

All arranged neatly in rows

Where questions can be answered

And further questions asked

Essay’s, assignments, thesis’s and more

Are all carefully crafted using the knowledge of others

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Of the past and taking their

Work to new undreamt of levels

Knowledge from the past is

Merged with knowledge from the present

To become the knowledge of the future

Row after row, aisle after aisle

Sits in this place waiting to be

Discovered by a new generation

Eager to absorb it all into their minds

And use it for the benefit of all

People on earth for all of mankind

To some this is just a building

To others it is a library to go and read in

But to me it is much, much more

Then any of this

To me this place and others like it

Are the Great Halls of Learning

Where thousands of years of knowledge

Is there for all to read and absorb

And pass on to generation after generation

For all of eternity and beyond

 

 


Dragging limbs of lead up and up, on and on

So heavy, so incredibly heavy

Cannot carry on but I have no choice

Stop and look around

Villages once so large are now so small

Like a model village in my clutches

I reach out and pick up cottages a pub a church

All in my hands, in my grasp

Heather snaps at my heels

Its coarseness reminds me to move on

To higher ground where my goal lies

Slowing down as the heather gets thicker

The earth like a mattress bouncing my

Weary limbs back ready for one more

Tired stride towards a summit that is forever

Disappearing, getting further and further away

And then there it is

The summit that is my goal, my aim

Limbs as light as air now as

I race towards my nirvana

And then here I am

Sat on top of the world