The Gift of Nature
She is a vein of Mother Earth, stretching to the horizon
Connecting the world, her abundant source of life plentifully rising
Flowing with the current, a seemingly endless stream
She winds and curves, moving cleanly downstream
The current is continuous - uninterrupted, unbroken, undisturbed, untroubled.
But on her course, rocks and rubble refuse to move from their place
Her flow dances around them, becoming a distorted mist in her body and face
And she comes back together again, continuing onward with gentle pace.
She runs along the side of large hills, high in their elevation
And swims through the middle of stronger and taller hills, extremely high in relation
She is clear and reflective, a mirror to the sky
Turning her a deep, beautiful blue, reflecting the sunshine over high
The blades of grass and the branches of trees greet her as she slips past
The beautiful flowers, pretty plants and small weeds wave at her as she runs by fast.
The sky is now orange, and she reflects it to the very same hue
The sun is setting, the sky no longer the beautiful shades of blue
She passes more friends, less green and more brown and grey
Giant rocks and even larger structures, shyly waving her away
Now the sky is dark, and the sun fades from view
Although she too has turned dark, she is only a darker blue
And now the moon speaks to her, shining bright
And she speaks to the moon, reflecting her beautiful light
And even when the moon returns home, and the sun comes back
The vein of Mother Nature remains, always on track.
AAMER KHAN: I am Aamer Khan, a Junior Informatics major in SUNY Albany. I am a transfer student from both SUNY Plattsburgh & Hudson Valley Community College. Although born in Albany, I moved very soon after to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for most of my life, and then lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and now back in New York for University. // I love to create. I love to write stories. I love to write poetry. I love to draw characters, I love to bring them to life. I love to make music, I love to think, and I love to dream. // My dream job is to be an author and have a multimedia studio or company that creates animated media and video games. My goal, no matter the form of media, is to inspire an audience and introduce them to a world where they feel involved. I want them to remember these works in their hearts. Most importantly, I want to impact their lives with a strong positive message. Live in the moment, live to love, and love life. // Believe