College See college is the first breath Given to an infant intellect. College is the mama’s words unsaid For the soul she alone bred. College is the father’s pride Beaming in his heart’s insides. College is the gleam of inspiration In the lil’ Bro’s eyes looking through lenses of desperation. College is the loss of the lonely sister’s protector As she waves goodbye to evil’s deflector. College is the words retained in repetitive intellectual devotion By slaves of knowledge’s notion. College is missed opportunities at mischief Made by the weary seed in order to be enriched. College is the separation of hurt and hate Which only the lonely can truly relate. College is the anger from not having what you want Cause the powers that be want to make sure you’re amply taught. College is many lessons left unlearned Taught by scholars seeking respect that is still to be earned. College is the years of toil and turmoil Endured by those whose ambitions boil. College is life given back to the half dead With blood from the hearts of the half-bled. College is the long nights of tossing and turning Created by long days of constant learning. College is having your eyes transfixed to defeat And hoping that you and failure dare not meet. College is the sickening obsession Of a youth’s soul to have knowledge in their possession. College is hating what you love to do In order to ensure that your goals may someday meet you. College is the stress, the grief, the strife that when multiplied by fives only partially equate to life. College is involuntary-voluntary segregation By those who see that in order to succeed you must dwell in separation. College is watching those you love fail And being helpless to aid them, just hoping that you don’t follow their trail. College is the beginning of the youthful soul’s end And the creation of the adult mind, which once formed even logic can’t bend. College is the first breath given to the since grown intellect.