Magnet Poetry: Fall Break edition

This week, my roommate and I got into an argument over our utilities bill.

When I arrived home from class on Monday, she had lovingly rearranged the alphabet magnets on our refrigerator into insults.

In hopes to ease the tension, I rearranged her letters to reflect a gentler sentiment: “ur my bae.” Then, below it, I added another message bearing the word “corndog” – accompanied by a magnet of an ear of corn for good measure. If that bit of comedic genius doesn’t do the trick, I don’t know what will.

My point is, poetry is everywhere.

On my refrigerator, in bathroom stalls, and even on the second floor of Cherry Hall, home to the WKU History Department. That’s right, First Floor Cherry is transcending the first floor. And turns out, it’s a wild world up there.

Second Floor Cherry (a name I just coined) is home to a white board that boasts an impressive collective of magnetic poetry. We ventured up the stairs to check it out for ourselves, and snap some photos of our favorites that reflected the minds and moods of WKU students headed into fall break.


 

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It’s Monday before fall break. How will you make it through the next few days?
Your brain is operating at such a slow pace, you can almost feel it rusting.


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 You have one last paper to write. You decide to grab another black coffee.
Like many stress coping mechanisms, it’s almost a sound solution.


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Your paper isn’t great. Well, to be frank, it’s total crap.
Crap paper but always – always what? Always finish anyway?
Maybe not if you can’t even finish this sentence.


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Ooooh spooky. College is a scary time for us all – and not just in October.
Keep your head up. We know you’ll make it through.


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Finally some resolution! You did it.
You crapped your paper out just in time for that 11:59 pm deadline.


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Now that your paper is finished, what better time for some embroidery?
It’s time to grab your needle and cry while stitching out your inner turmoil.


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It’s Wednesday, and you’ve made it to your last day of classes! That means it’s almost time to head off on whatever fall break adventures await you.
You’ll be outta here faster than anyone can catch you. We won’t even try.


 

From roommate problems to fall break blues, there’s not much poetry can’t fix.
Wishing you a happy, safe, and restful fall break from First Floor Cherry.

See you next week!

If you see some accidental poetry around the halls of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Floor Cherry, send it to us at english.office@wku.edu

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