A Month

A Poem By Madeline // 9/26/2016

A month goes by
til days are filled
with friends
who lean their heads
on you
and you
grab hands
and squeeze

A month goes by
til mouths are filled
with laughter

A month goes by
til you lie back
and stare at the split
in the ceiling

and then you say
and mean it
as the smiles
are passed round
for the stealing.



I love this. We've been in Japan a year now and I keep thinking back to the first months and then the community we have grown since then.

Kyleigh | Mon, 09/26/2016

Glad you're enjoying college

Glad you're enjoying college life! I've missed you here. I think I'm going to cut back to posting every two weeks...it makes me ad when I only see my own posts.

Damaris Ann | Mon, 09/26/2016

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

Lovely. College really fills

Lovely. College really fills up your time--I don't think I've posted in a couple months myself. I'm glad you're having fun!

E | Tue, 09/27/2016

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Missed you!!!!

"as the smiles
are passed round
for the stealing."

-- loved that part.

And, Damaris, I'll be shouldering some of the posting weight soon, too, don't worry!

Have missed you, Homey!

Sarah Bethany | Tue, 09/27/2016

I like this! Thank you for

I like this! Thank you for writing and posting! I love how this can be understood by people not even in college, but even in a new place, like Kyleigh was. I love the progression - the last where you say "home". And then the beginning -- friends who put their head on your shoulder -- yes.

"It's wonderful just to know you're all here. <3" :) :)

Lucy Anne | Wed, 09/28/2016

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love this Homie :)

Love this Homie :) I am so glad you found your "home" at college! It is a wonderful feeling when college starts to feel like home, with new friends and old ones to make up your extended "family"! My favorite part is:

A month goes by
til mouths are filled
with laughter

Love that imagery!

Wings of Eternity | Tue, 10/04/2016

"Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4:12


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