GRADUATION

GRADUATION

A Poem by Star

I thought four years would be forever and not end

That somehow one year would be like ten

 

Looking at pictures of my classmates, some have not changed

and those who have...I completely remember what they were like

then as teens

 

Now the child has matured and they will never be children again

 

Twenty two years ago seems so far away, but I can still feel the sun

beating down on our cloaks, girls in red and guys in black....

 

I can still feel the excitement and fear of standing in the aisle ,

waiting to walk down from childhood to the next step in life...

And looking at the memory of myself walking into high school

 

Walking into a big city of the unknown

Skinny

Self-conscious

Meek

 

As time went on, I grew stronger with self-esteem

 

I felt when we were nearing the end...walking down the football field, as we would never do again, that our new life would soon transpire

 

Immensely saddened

Please let this day not end, all I could think of is that I don t want to go

I want to stay, just one more moment, just one more day

 

For I knew I would go my way and they would go theirs...my classmates,

my friends

 

And maybe we would never see each other again

But if we did, it would be like high school all over

 

Back then, eighteen, young, inexperienced in life

 

Now...forty, with kids, husbands, wives, and how life has molded them

today

 

I'm afraid I would not recognize any of them

 


© 2013 Star



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There are times when I sit and try to name my former classmates and those I remember, try to think of how they were in school - then I go to FaceBook, or perhaps Classmates.com and look for them. In my mind, I never forget them. I can relate to your descriptions of friends and often wonder where they are today, what they look like and ask as you have.....would I know them today? I look back at my picture and am sure none of them would recognize me.

Your words of introspection are appreciated!! You are a very good writer!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Star

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much Sheila. That means a lot to me. I have had a love for poetry since I was like 9yrs.. read more
Sheila Kline

4 Years Ago

That's great..............continue to write and share!! We, the readers, are the benefactors of you.. read more

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