‘Grounded in Reality’

by Alexander Walls

Grounded in reality we must be.
There is scant point in looking to the stars,
To the heavens above, no, we must see
Only the ground beneath our feet.  It mars

Us, that constant force of optimism
Which can propel us, call us to action,
But this never-ending altruism
Can lead to woe and dissatisfaction.

So I call you all to heed my advice:
One’s hope is not unfounded, but it’s worth
Noting reality and thinking twice,
Being realistic – back down to Earth.  

The Poor Print

The Oriel College Newspaper. Run by students, with contributions from the JCR, MCR, and SCR & Staff. Current Executive Editors: Tom Davy, Joanna Engle and Chris Hill

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