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    Page Six — THE GRYPHON — Tuesday, June 1,1976
Students Show Creativity
In the tenth grade English classes a course called
“Creative Writing” is taught. As a part of this class
students write poetry, both formal and free style.
Teachers report many interesting pieces have come
from the classes. This article presents works by
sophomores Carrie Clements and Kay Batts, and from
an alumnus of the class, Billy Carroll.
“The Beautiful People’
By Carrie Clements
Oceans cry by moonlight
hurt by noonday sun
And people cry at sunrise
unloved; uncared; no one
And beautiful people walk in this world
waiting to be found
But most cry at the ocean’s edge
hoping to be drowned.
To leave behind the median
those of us that survive
Walking that very straight centerline
pretending we’re not quite alive.
And beautiful people are crushed by the sea
the elite of the multitude finally are free
From the bondage of the nameless
from their cages of same.
Pray for these people.
We’re the cause; we’re to blame.
"The Rains Came”.
By Kay Batts
The cool soft rains fall from the sky.
Fresh drops of moisture through the air fly.
Tumbling to a brown thirsty earth.
Dry meadows sing with gladness and mirth.
Trickling down the gutters, dancing in the lanes.
Down to the rivers run the crystal rains.
Feather drops on lilied ponds splash,
Bullet drops on tin roofs crash.
A Copper-skinned farmer to his field he walks,
In the midst of the seeds to God he talks.
With tear filled eyes gazes into the air,
Closing his eyes he whispers a prayer.
Wiping his face on the sleeve of his shirt.
He turns and plods through the wet black dirt.
The fields and meadows are no longer the same.
They were blest by the cooling rains that came.
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“He”
By Billy Carroll
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His youth kept him from knowing.
Yet, he was always too young.
In the beginning he sought an answer.
One he believed to be correct.
Life taught him otherwise.
He resumed the search.
The groping became frantic.
Was he lost?
Was he searching for identity?
No! He was trying to comprehend.
Trapped within his struggle.
He failed to realize.
The human mind is finite.
He is not capable of grasping all.
He must accept an existence.
He must strive to learn as much as he can.
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Congratulations & Best Of Luck
Seniors
Remember: We’re here to serve you
NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN COLLEGE
Our new schedule is designed with you in mind. Both full and
part-time studies are more readily accessible than ever. A full
evening program will be available beginning this fall. Each of our
summer sessions includes limited evening offerings.
Nash/Edgecombe tuition discounts of $300 are available for Rocky
Mount area residents.
A GROWING CAMPUS
FOR GROWING MINDS
    

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