By Sarah Baum (’18)

As humans, there is much we don’t know of;
There’s only so much that we comprehend.
We don’t understand life or what’s above;
We don’t know when our existence will end.
We don’t know how our planet came to be;
Or how life first when coursing through our veins.
We don’t know death or war, except for she,
Who lived through conflict and has felt such pain.
Though she writes many books on her hard life,
Stories on what it felt like to near death,
Many will never understand that strife
And so we read to understand it best.
No human will ever know everything,
In our lifetime we’ll never learn it all.
And for this reason, to books we should cling.
So we can by enlightened by things big and small.