Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Memories for Tomorrow

For eighteen years

we have grown

and have been inspired.

When we fell,

someone was there

to help us on our feet.

Friendships were made

as secrets were kept.

While we grew older

Those friendships grew

as others were brought together.

There were those in our groups

who went astray

and some, who will never return.


As commencement approaches,

the child still in us doesn’t want

to let go.

Friendships will be lost,

as our innocence is left behind.

But as we walk away on that day

we each shall forge our own path,

with our future unknown.


what we have gained

from these eighteen years.


we must carry these memories on

for tomorrow.


*This was composed for the yearbook for the class of 2004 at Menomonee Falls High School, but I think it carries a message many new graduates can relate to year after year.