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Faces&Voices


AN ANTHOLOGY
OF VERSE, PROSE

AND ART

by
the Composition
for Honours Class,
Howard University,
2001-200
2

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E. R. BRAITHWAITE
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Changes
Rhasheema Sweeting
Freemont, California - Print Journalism

A beautiful landscape becomes a wicked and desolate disaster
The approach and the effect like an unseen train debilitating everything in its path,
When influenced by the undesirable, mercurial element, change.

Within days and hours, even minutes and seconds: a semblance of perfection can transmute into a semblance of utter disarray.

This rigid force induces adjustment no matter how painful and inexorably displeasing
Abruptly jolts one from reality: from head above the clouds to tail between the legs.
This deceitfully clever enigma jolts one from a comfortable position, and shoves one to confront new obstacles head on without admonition.

But the end result does not always result in a bleak, permanently desolate outlook.
If you look among the wreckage of misfortune there is always an opportunity to subjugate:
To look misfortune square in the face and rejoice in the fact that the change touched one in a stunning yet meaningful way.


© 2002 Howard University
(First Published in limited print edition, An Anthology of Verse, Prose & Art, by the Composition for Honours Class, Howard University, Spring 2002. Professor E.R. Braithwaite)
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