The Collegian
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Life in Verse: Morning Guard

<p>Graphic by Jackie Llanos</p>

Graphic by Jackie Llanos

Editor's note: The views and opinions expressed in this article do not reflect those of The Collegian.   

This morning, the hymn of the birds has returned 

The shortened days without them had been a bore 

Although turmoil had arisen, the village was unconcerned

Pacing within the walls, I am certain to make sure

That those who threatened the birds would face 

The spirit who distributed burdens face-to-face

The chirps arose and were silenced at 10 past five

Chirp after chirp, bullets rang out, tallying our fear

Those who doubted, hunted or lied would hence not stay alive

Lock up those killers, remove them from our sphere

Unforeseen circumstances set our vigilantes on their toes

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When all is well, we'll go back to smelling the rose

Contact columnist Patrick Bottin at patrick.bottin@richmond.edu.

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