The CNM Chronicle is pleased to present the winner and honorable mentions of the student poetry contest that was held from June 23 through July 17, 2015.
- Dream Voices
By Kelly McCall
In my dreams I see few things
that can ever be explained.
In my thoughts I’ve learned to deal,
with all that once remained.
In my dreams I hear voices
that sometimes causes alarm.
But in those dreams I appear
to end up on some strange farm.
I awake to find myself
walking right into the door.
Bouncing back I hear a thump.
It’s just me hitting the floor.
Seeing birds I drift asleep
to find myself wondering.
Floating ‘round marshmallow fields
that seem to be thundering.
Music plays, I dance the waltz
with a stranger at my side.
It’s hard to move to the tune
‘cause our feet are jointly tied.
Realizing it’s my alarm
that’s causing this strange image.
I get up, off my bed
and head off to my scrimmage.
- The Hypocrite
By Anthony Garcia
In time forgotten is despair
The memory of a man,
taught to realize all is fair.
His life lived as a fool,
But remembered as a man who,
Tried his hardest to stay clean and cool.
Took time to teach the dangers of drugs and liquor,
While living with the effects that caused pain and bicker.
He preached to his listeners, do not do the same
Or feel its humility and shame.
Life treated him rough and unfair
He lived with love and care.
Life gracefully flowed with ease and humble.
Desires crushed needs and served up his demise
Heavy weight forced his crumble.
With each fall, he rose and started over
Repeated cycle over with no change.
Work and fight in attempt to push forward
Only to cheat death and keep the end in range.
His story reminds of pain and suffering
Takes its toll by whom he is remembered.
Those who listened fought and taught
The ideas and love he carried.
Heroic was his brilliant triumph of his soul
Defeated and fearless ever did it grow
Dazzling and glorious his concentration of courage.
His strong heart consumed by untamed rage
Peacefully he rests beside his spirit
One he let slip at young age.
A hypocrite he was called
One who lived opposite he preached
Though a hero to lives he touched.
Over time tears had shed
Only to be covered by happiness he spread.
His memory lives in those hearts
Remembered a tale that is sleeping and not dead.
- How to let them know…
By Anthony Garcia
How do you show that forever, you will be there
As their voice fills the air like the humming of a beautiful bird
How do you let someone know how you feel?
Choosing the right words to show you care
Maybe it’s telling them the beauty they hold
Is like a candle, whose flame burns
With a pain so good, you feel it everywhere
Or maybe it’s telling them their eyes glisten
So much the room lights up so bright
And their smile makes you stop and listen
Maybe it’s simply telling them you will care
As long as they extend their heart
And let you take them as your queen
With every fiber of your being
- Nothing Left
By Katrina Keller
One night it all
The memories attacked
All the feeling
Fight it I must
(But that it’s not my way)
On with the mask
To hide the feelings that
I am being attacked by
Not wanting to be asked
Not wanting to answer
All the questions that
I hide everything inside
Burring all the feelings
Far away that they will
(Never ever come back)
In the darkness
And way it goes
Little do you know,
That day by day
All of the feelings starts
Eating me up
The inside out
Until there is
Expected a person
What to feel
And how to act
That will be me