“Too Many People on My Public College Campus”: A Poem

“Too Many People on My Public College Campus”: A Poem

There are too many people on my public college campus.

the lines for food are too long,

the street outside is too noisy,

and the way to class is too crowded.

There are too many people on my public college campus.

There is nowhere to park my car. 

There is nowhere to sit in the library.

There is nowhere I can go where there are no people!

Why are there so many people on my public college campus?

Just yesterday there were too few.

Where did the peace and quiet go?

Where did all these people come from?

In fact, there are so many people on my public college campus

that I get mad.

I get sad.

I wish I could be glad.

But, how can I be glad when there are too many people on my public college campus?

There are too many people to make friends with.

There are too many parties and events to go to.

There are too many friendly faces walking around.

How can I be glad when there are too many people on my public college campus?

There are too many people going to my classes.

There are too many extracurriculars to be a part of.

There have never been so many people on my public college campus.

I guess I will have to stand in longer lines

and look harder for a seat in the library.

I guess I will have to wait for a parking spot

and walk to class early.

I suppose that I could make more friends

and go to more parties.

I suppose that I could join a club

and enjoy saying hi to someone I know on my way to class.

Maybe there aren’t too many people on my public college campus.

Maybe there aren’t enough.

Illustration by Bradley Beggs

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Education Graduate Student Bradley Beggs is know for his wit, charm, and humbleness. When he's not editing for The UCSD Guardian, he's wrangling 24 third graders and attempting to run his own smaller version of The UCSD Guardian.
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    davidMay 7, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    This is a wonderful poem!!! It’s so beautifully written :
    Now all I have to do is get some college friends before I graduate so I can resonate with this poem:,)
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      Janet LocaneSep 27, 2023 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks

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