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Graduation's Bright New Tomorrow

June 4, 2013
By Alyssa95 PLATINUM, Lodi, Wisconsin
Alyssa95 PLATINUM, Lodi, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thirteen years have come and gone,
Countless hours and memories are past,
From my shy encounter with students as I started Kindergarden
To the shaky steps I took away from my mom's safe hands
Into the world of knowledge and people
I would soon grow to rely on and trust to get me through the days.

As I wandered through Primary school
Into a world of laughter, tears, and new beginnings...
That was where the journey began.

Becoming myself came with time,
The walks through Elementary school had me set on a path,
That was where my goals started to form.

Middle school was no easy task as people changed all around,
Puberty hit and hormones changed my friends,
That was where the real friends were uncovered.

The drama and pain hit with High school,
Yet countless memories I will cherish forever were made in those halls
That is where my school chapters end.

I faced graduation with a grin,
My heart heavy with the sorrow of a lost yesterday
But with my mind filled with the promise of a bright tomorrow.

Friends were made after a time,
Best friends grew to be after many withdrawals and issues.
Sure, everyone has their own memories of school,
These are mine.

Pain was suffered,
Friends were made,
And now it is time to keep those memories true
In our hearts as we move forward,
Make our mark in the world,
And strive to become who we were destined to be.

Graduation is never the end,
It is similar to a re-birth,
Just without actually being re-born.

With graduation behind,
New memories must be made now and friendships will be tested,
What will the future bring?

It's time to step into my bright tomorrow
And uncover the world as it waits for me.

The author's comments:
I just graduated yesterday and it has opened up countless new doors for my future. I would like to share with the world how graduation can feel - how it feels to me.

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