Graduation Ring

Graduation Ring

A Poem by Valerie
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All the years of wishing for right now.

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Graduation Ring

By Valerie Phillips


You keep staring at that graduation ring

Ordered through the glass and yet so close

 

Scarlet and gold

Initialed and dated

 

Just get through one more year

Come on now you can make

 

One more year homework

One more year stress

 

But with that graduation ring holding to your finger

A special promise of diploma

 

A hope

A guarantee

 

Walking across the stage will come soon enough

The dinner-dance as well

 

Just take a breath and the year will soar

Past your mind like a whirling storm

 

And someday too soon that ring will be old news

And your grade twelve days dusty in a yearbook

 

And you’ll ponder ponder ponder

How you wished for grade twelve in grade eleven

© 2011 Valerie


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Well done! I like the sense of expectancy but also the feeling that in the end it doesn't really matter. It is a well written poem :)

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Added on May 23, 2011
Last Updated on June 4, 2011
Tags: Graduation, ring, aging, high school