A Dream – Love Story

 

I’ve finally seen her, it’s the girl I’ve always loved

She looks just as beautiful as ever, she was sent from up above.

 

I try to avoid conversation because I know what she does to me

She says I would’ve told you but I can’t because of he.

 

I said it’s ok, but it really never is

She’s all I’ve wanted she’s the family and mama of my kids.

 

But we were never able to make it

And I can’t help but love you, the flame remains lit.

 

I could no longer hold the wonder I asked and “I’m moving is what she said”

The tears moved up from my heart and released out my head.

 

I tried to be understanding but my response back to her

Was I’m trying to let go but something else should occur.

 

I’ve tried to move away but I’m wherever I go

I’ve tried to escape but my addiction would just show.

 

You tried to tell me to quit but I never could

And for you I always thought I would.

 

I cried for years and I still do to this day

But it was a different guy standing there the day your dad gave you away.

 

I told you I wished you the best but I had to go

Tear filled eyes I turned and took some steps and what happened next I wouldn’t know.

 

I walked in the distance wiping the uncontrollable tears from my face

about the time I looked up at the sky I heard the beautiful girl yell wait.

 

I turned around still teary eyed and scared to death

The girl came running jumped in my arms and stole my breathe.

 

A loving smile followed by a powerful kiss

We were spinning circles blocking traffic and nothing else in the world seemed to exist.

 

That day we left together and we never looked behind

Walking away holding hands knowing it was true loves perfect time.

Farewell from your Carolina’s Region Vice President (SC)

A year ago, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I was trembling in my boots (dress shoes) and on the verge of passing out. When I first started my speech on Beauty and Vulgarity, just my hands were shaking. About 45 seconds in, my back began to rattle. I thought I was a dunner. Not only was there a couple hundred of the brightest students and advisors from along the Carolinas in attendance, but the President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner was present and sitting front row. I was afraid my sweat was going to bounce off the floor and splash her she was so close. I was beyond nervous. Running for regional office for the most prestigious honor society was terrifying and I commend all that are campaigning this year. Win or lose, you all have accomplished something big. You have stepped out of your comfort zone and you’ve gained a much larger support group than what I knew was even possible. Welcome, this is your PTK family.

Working through the fears spoke on above turned out to be a great learning experience and turning point in my life. As I have told my chapter members many times before, I used to have mini panic attacks just having to introduce myself but Phi Theta Kappa and becoming a Regional Officer sparked a new confidence in me. I learned to laugh at myself and I learned that life really isn’t that serious. Life’s meant to be enjoyed.

The fellowship of this program has brought me so much joy and love. I’ve made a lot of extremely uplifting friends from the Carolina’s Region and beyond. I always look forward to seeing everyone at events and in the mean time I enjoy keeping up with everyone through social media.

It’s clear that I love Phi Theta Kappa, the Carolina’s Region, and the Regional Officer team I had the pleasure of serving with, but my chapter has been the biggest blessing of all. Everyone has kind of taken their own role in the group. I’m the old, over protective, grumpy man of the group. I can give them crap but no one else can. I’ve seriously never wanted other people to succeed so badly in my life and I wish I could protect them from all the bad experiences and failures in life that they will have to face. I deeply love my Alpha Nu Sigma family and I hope they would call on me if they ever needed anything. Now and forever.

It’s been great learning to be better leaders with the rest of you. Throughout life and even more so this past year, I’ve learned that great leaders know how to work with others as a team. One of the most meaningful acronyms a good friend and mentor has helped install in my head is, “T E A M – Together Everyone Achieves More.” This is true for life in general and I’m glad you all have played such a huge role on my team. I love you all and thanks for a great year.

I am Seth June and I am PTK!

We are PTK!

“Shining Through My Tears”

Have you ever doubted your purpose? Have you been trying to beat the depression and escape the deep end of the pool? It’s that little piece of hope and faith that’ll pull you through. Life’s all about being open minded, honest, and willing. It’s about knowing there’s a power greater than yourself. This poem was written on a darkened mind racing night full of self hate and a dash of hope.

Let me show you the good, so I can hide the bad

smile real big so you want see me sad

sometimes I can’t take life, I get so mad

I suffocate, then I remove the bag.

 

I have too much to see to give up just yet

I have to keep breathing, so I catch my breath

I know everything that comes my way is just a test

I pass them one by one and plan to do so with the rest.

 

I’m staying in school and have to finish this degree

even though life’s a struggle and shit don’t come free

we to often try to face too much alone and we lag to get on a knee

God I pray that you please don’t give up on me.

 

There is reasoning behind each and every thing

you just have to figure out what’s worth the pain.

 

Figure it out and that’s what you fight for

the things that aren’t you walk out and shut that door

along the path to success, trust me, you’ll again fall to the floor

that’s when you find it in yourself to fight some more

put back on that smile and never show if your hearts sore

and to keep you lifted up is what friends are for.

 

Love all people and show them respect

the ones that don’t, sooner or later will regret …

 

… Because feeling all alone is no fucking fun

so be nice to others and deliver them some sun.

 

I want a good job, a family, the American Dream

but sometimes I wonder what if that’s not what’s meant for me

until then I’ll keep my head up, in order to see

because I have too much potential to give up in a world with endless possibilities.

 

By: Seth June