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Where I Belong
The first day of school during my freshman year
I didn’t know what to expect from my 600 peers.
We started the day with an assembly to welcome
The unfamiliar students from the schools we’d come from.
Knowing I had fifth hour lunch, it said on the sheet,
I searched for my old friends, but wanted to cry.
They were nowhere to be found and I was incomplete.
I panicked and asked myself who will I sit by?
Walking to lunch seemed like forever
All I hoped for was a familiar face in the array
I always had friends to lean on but never
Did I think I it would come to this day
Most tables were full except for a few
I went to the one with the most people I knew.
There was a mixture of girls: some preps, some jocks, some cheerleaders
But none of my closest friends
I needed to be comforted but could not be filled
By all these new students I personally didn’t know.
Talking to everyone was really a thrill
They turned out to be my good friends and they could always will.
By the end of that day, I had found my group
And now I had peers to relate to and get the scoop
High school can be hard especially discovering friendships
But I now realize, I am where I belong