Graduation Ring

Graduation Ring

A Poem by Valerie

All the years of wishing for right now.


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