There had to be a last time

April 3, 2012
By Light_Walker SILVER, Lafayette, Indiana
Light_Walker SILVER, Lafayette, Indiana
7 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There comes a time in our lives when we do things that we don’t understand. We confuse ourselves, we might even logically oppose our impulses and yet we act on them anyway... There are some things that we feel that we absolutely must do. We might know that they are wrong, or pointless, or gravely punishable, and yet we do them anyway. These actions are not born of anger or emotion – we are perfectly sober. It’s rather inexplicable. When the time comes, we can’t stop ourselves and so we cannot blame ourselves.” -Umasi, Truancy


There is always a last time.
The last time walking
Through the school
As a student
Feeling completely at home.

There had to be a last time
To hang around with friends
After school
In the many twisting hallways.

The final time
To cram
The night before a test
Wondering if all the things you study
Will get you that “A”
You so desperately need.

The last time
To join the clubs
That make you feel excited
To be a part of
With those who are
Exactly like you.

There had to be a last time
To go,
Watch,
And enjoy
My friend’s big performance
In the school’s band
During their concerts.

The last time
To see my teachers
Who have
Inspired,
Encouraged, and pushed me
To do my best.

The final time
To sit in those desks
Listening to
Uninteresting lectures
On the things you
Will not use in your career.

There had to be a last time
To be praised for your hard work
In your favorite class
With your favorite
Teacher.

The last time
To be near your friends
That you won’t be seeing
In quite a while.

There has to be a last time
For everything,
But new times are just beginning.


The author's comments:
Looking back on my high school life feels kind of weird. I will be leaving soon and all of the memories will be taken with me and with all of the friends I have made.

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on Apr. 25 2012 at 4:07 am
nemish23 BRONZE, Sydney, Other
2 articles 0 photos 110 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have."

"Today is life. The only life we're sure of. Make the most of today." -CSI:NY

ignore the last thing, i don't know how that happened.

anyway, i haven't quite finished school yet so i can't quite relate to what you've written. but from everything my friends have told me it seems quite accurate.

you have great talent at writing poems. i hope you use that talent to write stories! i'd love to read them! 


on Apr. 25 2012 at 4:05 am
nemish23 BRONZE, Sydney, Other
2 articles 0 photos 110 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything they have."

"Today is life. The only life we're sure of. Make the most of today." -CSI:NY

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