We are pleased to celebrate the publication of an original poem by a St. John’s student. Phoebe Miller wrote her poem “Growing Pains” in English 1100c, under the inspiring instruction of Professor Amy Walsh.
Her poem appears in Wingless Dreamer’s Heartfelt Poetry Book (2021).
Her life is like a chess set
It includes most who she’s met
Each person is a piece
To her they were all beasts
She never looked at the other side as foe
But how was she supposed to know
She had thought the others were loyal
It turns out they just made her blood boil
Aren’t friends supposed to last forever?
Friend has the word end it in, how clever
Almost as if from the start
Things are supposed to fall apart
They took her army one by one
Until there were barely none
She felt alone because she was trapped
In a world she felt that humanity was lacked
Her king was exposed
She was clearly enclosed
Nowhere to hide
She was forced to abide.