AU ( The College Life)

AU ( The College Life)

A Poem by Elijah Gleaves

A look into the life of a college student at Arcadia University


It's 2am on a Thursday.

Remnants of snow dust the streets like powder between the crevices of broken skin.

Smooth RnB whistling with the winter wind,

Late night jam sessions, 

Sponsored by insomnia and powered by Pepsi mixed with Taylor's Port.

Dinner time.

Dinning Hall. 


Wing Night. 

I am a knight of the round, armed with half-washed utensils.

My teeth are filled with the black mans kryptonite, 

My finger tips are dyed red as if I've spilled another man's blood

I.lick. each. finger. clean. 

Tears fill my eyes and my tongue tingles.


Next Thursday. 

10 pm.

Classic Literature lecture.

Imagination painting images of Odysseus and his travels

The instructors voice trails, it sounds further,

And further,

And further away.

Fast Forward. 


Manor apartments transforms into club manor 

Ne-yo "Single" is my situation set to music.

Truth Or Dare+  Bad b*****s and cold drinks= Mission successful. 

Late night conversations, the only voices I hear belong to a shadow of myself

And the woman slurring words in my ear.

Her eyes are red wine dark .

I sneak my lips along her neck, and

Moonlight blankets us like linen sheets.

The neighbors never learn my name.....

© 2011 Elijah Gleaves

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I.lick. each. finger. clean. !!!!!!!!! Awesome write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Mmmmm I love your flow! Very descriptive.

Posted 9 Years Ago

A perfectly researched and structured prose, well done, great read.

Posted 9 Years Ago

proper write my brother the rhyme scheme is sick, construction is flawless, I try and bless my intellect from time to time I use the widow for my window, LOL, late night parties is something I didn't have no dorms no college...word, but the images are surreal, quite a clear picture, bravo...

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on June 2, 2011
Last Updated on June 2, 2011
Tags: College, Dorm life


Elijah Gleaves
Elijah Gleaves

Philadelphia, PA

My names Elijah if you couldn't tell from the display name lol. I'm back at writers cafe after some profile issues forced me to delete my previous profile. But the good news is I'm back and better tha.. more..


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