All posts tagged: Poetry

Things left to say

Written by Carsie Mendoza, Staff Writer There are many things I have to say, yet words elude me, disappearing into the sky like an evanescent mist, never allowing me to enjoy their beauty. Yet, others do it for me, within the confines of my mind. Screeching and yelling the words that I know are true, Although never spoken aloud. Sometimes the words are soft and gentle, spoken with the delicacy of a flower petal in bloom, giving me a sense of relief from the screeches, making me feel like I’m loved, wanted, appreciated, needed. More often or not, the bad often overpowers the good, vanquishing the light until it’s just a mere flicker. I become nothing more than a puppet, controlled by a puppeteer that is pure evil and only has one motive. My destruction. They say depression shouldn’t affect your daily life, If you want to be happy, you need to try harder. If you have a shred of experience, the depression disappears Depression isn’t even a real disease. These are just other things …

Back at it again with the Word of Mouth

The Athenian Print  This Wednesday, March 16 the Athenian Print and Student Affairs will come together for their biannual Word of Mouth event that will take place from 6:30-8:30pm. The open-mic gathering is a time for all Athenians to come out and express themselves through the power of expression. You can perform a song, dance, poem, or simply cheer for your fellow peers under the moonlight, just outside the Campus Center. Complimentary drinks and refreshments will be available at the event.

Dr. Brueck on her newest publication

Written by Tamara Murga, Editor-in-Chief  To some, the thought of writing a poem or anything that requires the collision between pen and paper is cringe-worthy. When it comes to the act of writing, many simply stick to the making of their grocery list, or typing a long, angry text message. The cliché but honest form of writer’s block begins with the staring at a blank piece of paper or computer screen. When these moments linger long enough, the anxiety soon unfolds. The truth is, however, that even experienced writers go through this overwhelming process. The difference with Dr. Katherine Brueck, author and English Professor at the Mount, is that she knows how to defeat it: write even when you cannot. Through the power of strong sentiment, Dr. Brueck proudly presents her most recent work “Voiceless Love” at Chalon on March 15. Dr. Brueck’s relationship with writing originates with being a John Carroll University undergraduate student. She then continued for her M.A. at Purdue University and pursued her PhD in Comparative Literature at University of Illinois. …

A tribute to lolo

Written by Hazel Anne Agustin, poem submission  we do not dare call you grandfather, we do not dare call you grandpa. to belittle you with weightless english words is to forget the history of your hands and how you planted us here years and years ago, with isang peso still saved inside your pantalon and how the only word you needed translated was trabajo. we do not dare call you out of your native tongue. your home today does not settle on foreign land, you brought Paniqui here with you, cooking with talong, sitaw, and ampalaya shamelessly in your favorite sando and worn-out chinelas its aroma’s so strong that the scent of chicken adobo lingers for days. the kitchen was your home. the other rooms vacant, untouched spaces. you planted seeds sa lupa that America had never touched and she accepted them graciously, letting you plant in her damp soil and birthing upo on sturdy stems. you taught her to say thank you in a different language. your weary hands had assembled airplane parts by day and only asked for familiarity by night. and so you planted your garden and ate with your kamay, and peeled kalamansi, and hung your clothes out to dry, and sang Magic Sing! and washed rice over the sink with one hand clasping the bowl …

Contrary to Popular Belief

Written by Ajeé Anderson, poem submission Contrary to popular belief, Black History month isn’t for Black people. No, it’s for everyone to get a taste of What we already know. A tidbit of information on Every slave that was brought Here against their will, Of every moment our people had the whip at their back and rope around their neck, Of every slave revolt against our oppressors, Of every runaway slave from bondage, Of every law passed for our in alienable rights, Of every movement for our beauty, lives, and dignity. Black History Month is to show this and more. Which is why I say Black History isn’t for us, We already know our history, it’s in our DNA; We honor it every day. This is for the masses, so join us in the celebration of Black History Month.

Why are you here?

Written by Anonymous *Poem submitted by an anonymous student Today I left my insecurities in the shower My tears traveled through my heart With rage, I almost fell apart Why are you here? Time felt infinite as I kneeled down with scorching water flowing on my back naked, my face covered in black Why are you here? You kneeled with me and grabbed my hand Together we faced my fear It suddenly became clear Why you are here.

Word of Mouth 2015: what inspires you?

Written by The Athenian Print Student Affairs and The Athenian Print held another successful Word of Mouth event. With a beautiful sunset and city lights, students came out to express their thoughts on a diverse set of topics. They were welcomed with Lauryn Hill music playing in the background, hot chocolate and coffee, churros, and inspirational words written on wrinkled pages. The question of the night: What inspires you?

The Athenian Print’s first annual event a success

Written by Alejandra Hernandez, Treasurer  The smell of doughnuts and Pike Place Roast filled the air at The Athenian Print’s open mic. night, “Word of Mouth” on Tuesday March 24. Mount Saint Mary’s students and friends broke their timidity barriers to express themselves through short stories, poems, and songs. The guests enjoyed refreshments at the fully stocked candy bar and a colorful mix of doughnuts to complimented with a hot of cup of coffee from Starbucks. Roses and candles placed around the room helped set a warm and relaxing mood to begin the wave of performers. “Word of Mouth” held place in an intimate venue in the university’s “Visitor’s Dining Room” that overlooked the beautiful sunset and Santa Monica beach. The event began with a musical performance by Kimberly Quitzon, Secretary of The Athenian Print, who gave everyone chills for her beautiful rendition of “I get out” by Lauryn Hill. Yearbook staff and Journalism student, Jessica Flores, captured yearbook-worthy moments and shared two original poems titled, “Metamorphosis” and “Excuse my language.” Both poems shined light …