The Raider Wire

A Collection of Poetry

Leilani Gibbons poses with a flamingo to emphasize the airy feeling of this poetry. The theme of love and nature transcends through not only these pieces but through life itself.

Noah Smith, Opinion Editor

December 7, 2016

The following are three poems that I have written. They all follow a central theme of love; however, I always try to keep my creative writing ambiguous in order to allow more people to relate to it. My personal favorite of these three is definitely Sunday Morning, but I hope you enjoy all of them!     The Road I Ta...

So Many Things

There are so many things I wish I could relate her love to.

Megan Hoffman, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

There are so many things I wish I could relate her love to.   I’d like to tell you how her love Was deep And warm And full of soft kisses, But that would be too cliché   She exuded sweetness, Like a holographic heart But she held tight to me With razor...

Angry Teenage Playlist

There's pretty much nothing like being angry over something really unimportant and getting all that anger out. Listening to music helps a lot—especially if that music is just as angry as you are. You feel like punch dancing out some of that pent-up adolescent frustration? Alright, here you go.

Joley Odom, Staff Writer

May 16, 2014

Blah Blah Blah- Say Hi to Your Mom Golden Cage- The Whitest Boy Alive Attack of the Montana Red- Young Lungs Treat Her Better- Mac DeMarco Rock & Roll- Dr. Dog Connection- Elastica Before The Bridge- Future Islands Someday I Suppose- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Heartbreaker-...

Till Death Do Us Part

She didn’t want to die next to him. She didn’t want to die at all.

Rayanne Griffith, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014

Watching the blossoming trees pass, her mind trailed off to the old days. The day where her husband romantically proposed to her. The days where even just being around him made butterflies tumble around in her stomach. It has been getting old. “Do you think we have enough butter at the house?”...

Death and All His Friends

Misfortune devours everything and leaves room for nothing.

Sydney Gage, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013

Together, they create pain and sufferance. Death, Disease, Calamity, Temptation— They’re all driven by moral ignorance, And they yearn for human condemnation.   Death persuades a sick boy to leave his pain And fly through the clouds of eternity. Temptation paints the adulterer’s...

Through The Door

Door to the Afterlife.

Raicheal Havins, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013

In a doorway between worlds stood Annalise, one world was the mortal life, a home, her home. The other world was death. Her life was forfeit after the invader shot her down, but she still felt a dim connection to life, as if her time to pass on wasn’t that instant. The door was her choice. Find out...

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