The Colonial

A Collection of Haikus about The Warriors (1979)

Caitlin MacCutcheon, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Can You Dig It? Cyrus, killed in his prime, shot down for his revolution. They can not dig it.   The Warriors’ Plea Radio lady, you've got the wrong idea now. We are not to blame.   The Baseball Furies B...

The Taste of Loss

Caitlin MacCutcheon, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

The taste of loss is cool metal against a hot tongue The smell of pennies and sulfur dancing on taste buds and tear ducts. The taste of loss is liquid mercury running down your throat as you choke on phrases of “com...

To Write a Poem

Gabby Reznick, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

My mind can be a trap that I do not like to tap, within which my thoughts go round and round, which I must bear without a sound; and after some time, I’ve begun to find that that which relieves the brain is to write a poem. ...

What are you?

Samantha MacGowan, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

What are you? I turn towards my ‘friend’. I am puzzled, with my brow furrowed. What am I? I am a life, a human, a soul, just like anyone else I am queer, because I was born that way. I knew, when I first looked, like really looked ...

She

Ushnaa Zaman, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

“It’s not that I don’t trust you,” her mother spoke as her hands moved the steering wheel in the direction of the road. Her eyes were on the road, but her mind was only on her younger daughter. “It’s just that I’m wor...

Easy Rider Recollection

Caitlin MacCutcheon, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

I forgot how it ended.   I forgot what happened to Jack’s character A whisky drinkin’, football helmet wearin’ , conspiracy believen’ son of a gun.   I forgot that the man of the commune ...

Ice On a Window

Gabby Reznick, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Ice on a window, frost in the trees, a warm winter’s pillow, no longer beneath me.   Snow in my hair, dark in the morning, I no longer care which direction I’m going.   Frozen sidewalks, crackin...

Greek Mythology

Morgan Wolfe, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

 More than a hundred years ago the Greeks believed in many gods: Cronos (Kronos), Gaia, Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, Hades, etc.         The stories of Pandora’s box, the Titans, and the underworld all came from Greek mythology. The Greeks believed tha...

I Am A Wolf

Samantha MacGowan, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

I am a wolf In a pasture of sheep Among them I am an outcast They fear me The kindness cheap   I do not wish them harm I love the herd Yet they don’t trust me Me, or my word   My gray fur is...

Without Butterflies

Samantha MacGowan, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Feelings Are not my strong point Like the lone wolf I am   The butterflies that dwell in your stomach Do not dwell in mine. You say, just keep waiting They’ll develop in time   But what if those insects The ...

Can I Call It Love?

Ushnaa Zaman, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Can I call it love If he gives me butterflies? If he makes me blush? If he makes my heart race?   Can I call it love If he’s always on my mind? If he’s all I ever talk about? If he’s the only one I wa...

Trees Are Our Saviors

Zahra Clarke, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Many people fail to realize that trees are what keep us alive on earth, and will continue to do so for the decades and centuries to come. Trees excrete useful waste and take in our own, which perpetuates an ongoing cycle fo...

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