VMI Rat

November 30, 2011
By trainboy PLATINUM, Washington, Virginia
trainboy PLATINUM, Washington, Virginia
40 articles 1 photo 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The higher we go, the better we shall hear the voice of Christ." Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
"You may be what ever You resolve to be." General "Stonewall" Jackson


He was a rat.
He survived the four years.
He faced the challenges.
He was a rat.

He was a rat.
His mother cried.
When he marched by.
She was glad he tried.
She knew he was a rat.

He was a rat.
His father had survived it,
could he?

He was a rat.
They yelled in his face.
He wished he could break out of this place.
He was a rat.

He was a rat.
Until he broke out.
He climbed the hill of mud.
He helped his fellow classmen.
They broke out, they had made it.

He was a rat.
He got into third class.
He went to the football games.





They would go floating down the Maury.
Nothing was the same.
He was a rat.

He was a rat.
Two more years to go.
He was now in second class.
He was in barracks with three guys.
They would go to Eastland Market when off duty,
for some good buys.

He was a rat.
He was now in first class.
He was now at the top.
He was able to pass.
He was in First Class.

It was his final parade.
It was his graduation.
He had made it.
It was time to leave this place called VMI.

The author's comments:
My oldest brother and my dad went to VMI (Virgina Military Institute.) So, I got the idea for this poem.

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on Dec. 27 2011 at 8:00 am
trainboy PLATINUM, Washington, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The higher we go, the better we shall hear the voice of Christ." Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
"You may be what ever You resolve to be." General "Stonewall" Jackson

Nice! What year was he, may I ask? Yeah, I really like going to VMI aand visiting. Then I decided to write a poem about it!

on Dec. 26 2011 at 5:53 pm
northursday BRONZE, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life, when I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wrote down "Happy," they told me I didn't understand the assignment, I told them they didn't understand life."
- John Lennon

I love this! My dad was a rat too, I'm sure he can relate. You really captured the feel of the campus and Lexington; well done.

on Dec. 14 2011 at 6:01 pm

Lots of rats in the family!

Keep on writing, Nick!  You've got stories to tell!


queer_fish said...
on Dec. 14 2011 at 4:14 pm
This is a nice piece. I really like the repetition and the images and emotions conveyed by the poem. Keep writing!


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