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Auburn Sestina

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In our neighboring state, way out in the country
Where cows fill pastures, roads wind long, and the eagle
Soars, there is a wonderful place that I believe
To be the best. Only home at Auburn
Do the rolling hills, rippling ponds, and the clear blue
Skies set the perfect backdrop for the laid-back spirit

Of the people there. This easy-going spirit
Disrupted only when the power of Dixie country
Dons the infamous jerseys of orange and blue
To prepare for kick-off after the war eagle
Flies over Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn,
Alabama. The students and townsfolk believe

In their team even when everyone else believes
That they, through defeat, can crush the tiger spirit.
But the loyalty of the people at Auburn
Can’t be destroyed, and despite the city or country,
Wearing a tiger’s shirt rouses a “War Eagle”
Cry from someone also belonging to the Big Blue.

Despite the weather or score, tigers are never blue,
And the creed that they follow states that they believe
In the hard work and confidence of an eagle.
They trust in a sound mind, sound body, and spirit
That is not afraid. They support their country
Because they have found their home there at Auburn.

The character and quality in the Auburn
Creed reflect student morals like the clear blue
Water of the fisheries and ponds in this country
Setting that allows a man to fully believe
In his dreams and forms an independent spirit
In him brave enough to rival an eagle.


With talented minds sharper than eagle
Talons, its large size but southern charm labels Auburn
As a big school with a homey, small-town spirit.
God painted all of the sunsets orange and blue,
Which all of the adoring fans like to believe
Deems this small, southern town “God’s country.”

Reigning in the country of orange and blue
With its “War Eagle! Go Tigers!” spirit,
I believe in Auburn and love it.





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