From my window pane,
The lights of the Cathedral of Learning
And those of CMU’s Hammerschlag Hall
Glimmer in the darkness.
Buzzing with thoughts and ideas,
Minds are in a constant state of alert:
Discovering the meaning of life,
Linking the Past to the Future,
Defeating problems, hunting for solutions,
Building hope...
Eight years: seeking knowledge,
Establishing an emotional
And intellectual territory:
Making new friends,
Waving and smiling,
Enjoying moments of rare perfection!
Eight years, gone in a wink,
Holding cherished memories
Interlaced with bitterness!
Alas! The flight of Time...

© Djehane Hassouna, 2002

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