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FRIDAY. OCTOBER 18, 1974
THE VOICE POET AND IVRITER PAGE
SURROUNDID BY YOUR LOVE
As I walked home the other evening,
It was foggy.
As I walked through that fog;
I thought of you.
Your love surrounds me like that fog did.
Everywhere I turn,
There you are.
I am that I am.
I am as the wind.
I am a moody individual.
At times, I am as peaceful as a desert’s night,
At times, I am as peaceful as a desert’s night.
Then again. I’m as explosive as a raging storm.
At times, people smile upon my arrival.
Then again, upon it they frown.
No one knows or really understands me.
Because the real me hides behind a veil
Of silence, anger, foolishness, laughter or aggressiveness.
My thoughts range from immorality to immorality
And my needs from violence to sex to love and understanding.
Who could really understand
That no matter how clear the night or how bright the stars,
Over my soul it is always cloudy and a cold rain steadily falls?
In a sense, four cornered rooms cannot be my home.
For I am Gemini and my head I must rest beneath the stars.
My desire is complete freedom
But we are never totally free of certain responsibilities.
I am a restless wandering (wondering soul) looking for:
Something (Someone) real and alive in life.
Something to stand for.
Someone to stand with.
Something + + ++that has meaning
Someone that means love.
ONLY LOVE HAVE I
I am not perfect,
Of that, I don’t profess to be.
I don’t offer you the sun and moon,
For over them I have no control;
Nor do I offer you silver and gold.
For of them, I have none.
Claims of mine aren’t to beauty, fame and fortune
For I am only me.
Being me, I only have one thing to offer
And that is merely,
“All the love one man can possibly give to one woman.
Love is joy.
Love is pain.
This thing love has no real name.
All over the world it has fame.
But this thing love is no child’s game.
It makes me laugh.
It makes me cry.
For it I live.
For it I die.
Control over it, I have none.
Control over me, all that’s under the sun.
Explanation of love; I have none.
My knowledge is that: Without love there’s no future.
Because of love there’s tomorrow.
TO THE FSU GIRLS
JIVE TIME TURKEY
The Bronco girls aren’t
They’ve caught up with your
You say Fort Bragg’s your
But don’t come here with that
These girls aren’t fools-.
So you had better take this in
And be a little cool.
As the situation stands
You’re ruining your reputation.
You jive time guys at FSU
You call the girls tired,
Yet you won’t help them come
FSU guys want to share their
company at night;
But FSU don’t want to share
their understanding in the light.
Running that same old line
“Hey Baby, so slim, so sleek, so
Lord, I wish that you were
Tomorrow you won’t be on his
WE WAIVT YOUR POEMS!
CHAIVCELLOR HO IV O R E D
FAYETTEVILLE-Dr. Charles “A” Lyons, Jr., Chancellor of Fayetteville State
University, will be honored November 4 at the annual graduate school Visitation Day
Banquet at Ohio State University.
According to Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr., Associate Dean of Ohio State University
Graduate School, Chancellor Lyons was selected as one of the distinguished alumni to
be honored at the fourth annual banquet.
Dr. Lyons is among two other guests invited by Ohio State University who will be
hosting 250 of the highesl ranking seniors from fifty black colleges and universities on
Recognized as an authority in the field of political science, Lyons has also ac
cumulated unlimited expertise in the areas of administration, teaching, and civic af
Chancellor Lyons received the M.A. and Ph. D. degrees from Ohio State University
and the undergraduate degree from Shaw University.
He is currently president of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in
Higher Education (NAFEO) an organization composed of more than 100 predominately
Black colleges and universities enrolling over 200,000 students in undergraduate,
graduate, and professional schools.
Dr. Lyons has been the chief administrator at Fayetteville State University since
1969 and came to the post from Howard University where he served as Director of
He is affiliated with numerous civic and professional organizations which include
the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Committee on In
ternational Programs and was one of four members of a team which made an ex
ploratory visit to Pakistan in June, 1973.
JOIN THE VOICE
GROUND BREAKING AT FSU~Chancellor Charles “A” Lyons, Jr., of Fayetteville
State University (right) and Mayor Jack Lee of Fayetteville assist Mrs. George L.
Butler during ground breaking ceremonies at FSU recently for $2.7 million Academic
Building named for the late FSU trustee Board Chairman. Dr. George L. Butler of
Fayetteville. The building is scheduled for completion in the fall of 1975.
(FSU Photo by John Henderson)