Poets’ Corner: Elizabeth Picken ’17

Elizabeth Picken ’17 spent the summer at Great Books Summer Program at Amherst College. She is an avid writer, and she especially enjoys composing poetry.

Beach

My feet sink
into the sand
I feel the breeze
On my cheeks
This is the moment
We have been
Waiting
For
I am at
The edge
Holding on
To the threshold
Can I take
This step
I don’t know
If I
Can be that
Bold
The waves crash
On the sand
The sun
Burns my skin
Breath in
The salty air
Can you feel
The exhilaration
This is the moment
We have
Been waiting
For
This is the
Edge
We are holding
Onto
Can I take
Your hand
Jump over the
Edge together
I won’t feel
Weak
If I’m not
Alone
The seagulls fly
Above
Like a dove
Bringing a sign
Of love
We can do
Anything we want
We can do
Anything we set
Our hearts on
We can fall
Down together
Climb up mountains
Together
Sail the seas
Together
Oh please
Won’t you
Join me
On this journey
Of trust and
Love
You are the
Key to my
Heart
I am the
Puzzle piece
That fits with
Your rough edges
We can sail
The seas together
Feel the breeze
On your cheeks
Let your toes
Sink into the
Sand
Feel the sun
Burn your skin
Hear the waves
Crash near us
As I hold
Your hand
Elizabeth Picken ’17

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