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Student Work

University Life Cafe recognizes the importance of creative expression. Here at ULC we strive to give students the opportunity to express themselves through art, poetry, film, and other forms of expressive art. ULC hosts annual contests, but throughout the year students can continue to submit their work to be featured on our site. On this page you will find a collection of work from the talented students at K-State. 

Check out our collection of poetry, art,photography, and non-fiction. 



Heartfelt Lies

i lied to you, from the bottom of my heart.

i told you that it didn’t matter, and that i could be emotionless about something that was full of emotion. i lied to you from the bottom of my heart.

i whispered that everything was going to be ok, when we know that life is never ok. i lied to you from the bottom of my heart.

i ran my hand through your hair and told you we could move past this, even though i knew you already were past this. i lied to you from the bottom of my heart.

i grabbed your hand, and smiled as i comforted you, and asked you to calm down, when my heart was racing and breaking. i lied to you from the bottom of my heart.

from then on, as you smiled, and we were fine, i smiled through the anguish that only my heart could know, because it had run out of lies for you.

i knew someday it would stop hurting. but i also knew that from then on, life would seem banal. my heart would hurt to return to the real life i had been lying about, telling it that it didn’t exist. 

and, for what? only so that i could remind my heart that at least i never told you i loved you. then my heart lied to me, and my heart got the last laugh.