GE & AE Poetry

GE and AE students, post your poems on this page or send them to Mr. Leverett. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us and good luck to all.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

SIU CESL Student

Remember! Remember! Remember your last day in your country when you were leaving,
when the last sun started rising in the East,
when soft gray solar rays reached your house,
when the first cock crowed and swelled over your house, you woke up and summarized your purposes for your traveling to the U.S.

Joys and complaints were mixed about your departure.
You were leaving your family with the promise you'll come back with great degree.
You were waving hands to your sincere friends who agree or disagree.
However you felt, the plane withdrew you from your progenitors.
Whatever your relatives said, you turned your back to the earth of your ancestors.
When moving through the air, courage crossed your heart and you conquered the isolation and despair.
When approaching the destination, a great breath gave the last consolation.

After the plane moved you through the air above the sea and vegetation, it dropped you in SIU's hands where found immediately a new international family: CESL students.
From many different countries, they surround you with joy and love.
From now on, you belong to that family and you put on a new resplendent cloth.
Solidarity and good manners wrap you and worries are abolished.
Troubles and confusion which were dangling from you are pushed.
Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Benines, Saudi Arabian and so forth, all gather together and pick you up, care for you like an egg.

So, get free, relax and enjoy yourself.
Don't complain about your low level in English.
Just study hard with determination.
CESL guarantees you some interesting surprises.
Speak; write; read and listen to English, such are your preoccupations.
However your brain is, volunteer CESL teachers are still ready to rebuild it and find a place for: "Subjects, verbs and objects" so you could make good sentences whether speaking or writing.

Why are you complaining?
Your dream will be reality before another sun rises and another cock crows. So you'll get all the keys to open grammar's door, vocabulary's door, and orthography's door, and find easily anything you want for your good English.

Never give up because of your bad grade in class. Any time, tell yourself that "the Frog will get its target." Find a piece of chalk and try to draw a frog with target on your board. Believe in it and you'll win, win and always win.

-Georges R. N. nicknamed M.G., CESL AE2B

Thursday, June 09, 2005

What appears below this post was done by GE and AE students of term 045; August, September, and October, 2004.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Ammro (in 2014)

Abed is my son's name
My major has turned out to be Abed's major
Many things I have taught him, and I have encouraged him to follow in my footsteps until he becomes an Engineer
Recently, I was thinking of buying him a car as a graduation gift for his success, but I'll wait until I find a good car deal
Oops, I forgot to mention that behind every successful man there's a woman, who is Abed's mother in my case

by Ammro GE

Ammro Alkurashi

Ammro is my name
Ms. Jessica is my teacher
Mohsan is my friend
Rome is the next place I want to visit
October is my brother's birthday

A lot of people have been friendly with me
Laundry is a big day
KSA is my country
Usually I eat my lunch around 12:00
Relaxing is good for me
Always I don't eat breakfast
Sometimes the life is bad for me
Home is a wonderful place to be in
I'm studying English

by Ammro GE

Friday, September 24, 2004

Falling Star

Falling star is from a mysterious place.
It is silent, flashing in the starry sky.
Coming suddenly and going in the twinkling of an eye.
It's more precious than the sparkle of a diamond.
Because all the blessing and hope are included in a little falling star.

by Pei-Shan Yu AE1

My Dog

My dog
cute and cheerful
wagging her tail
like a toy
my treasure

by Yoko Okubo AE1


Lovely, smart
Coming quickly
Like a kid
My sweet Babies

by Chih-Ying Lin AE1


beautiful and mysterious
come to the surface
like a diamond

by Akemi Takota AE1


fugitive and foreign
lying to the emotions
like deceptive sea
if only we could possess it forever

by Luciana Mottola AE1

My Best Friend

My best friend
kind, lovely
meeting, enjoying, sharing
the best of the best friends in the world
It's my wife

by Soo-Kwon Jung AE1


Delicious and funny
Smiling continuously
like my birthday
Good time

by Myo Young Lee AE1


cold, cool
playing, skiing, runnung
I like this season

by Shu-Ping Hsu AE1


small, modern
shopping, enjoying, eating
I like to visit

by Shu-Ping Hsu AE1


sweet, brown
melting in my mouth
like snow
my favorite

by Kozue AE1

Summer Vacation

My Summer Vacation
shiny, beautiful
big, enjoyable, glorious
the colorful memorable days in Carbondale
My Friends

by Aimi Masedo AE1