A Hillsborough Community College Student Publication since 1978.
By Brian Almendarez
It starts in the morning, when I rise
it happens every day – yet, still takes me by
I’m flooded by the waves of reminiscence –
of what was, on what is – and what could be our
If only what I dream of at night could be,
instead of this misery of reality
then forever you and I could together stand
before this Red Sea of Life – hand in hand
and part the waters – see no sinking sand.
I travail through days as a wounded warrior –
pressing through as if an escapee
from behind the enemy lines of my heart
where I’m ambushed by my biggest enemy…me.
But I must press on – a fire still burns;
somewhere within, what’s left of my spirit yearns
for the times when you and I can be at peace.
And be at rest but yet unharnessed
until eternal Life’s release.
Until then my Love’s thirst is never quenched
and will fall for no other’s deceit;
For until God re-unites us again
I am truly incomplete.