I was asked a few years ago to write a poem that would be appropriate for a class reunion, and especially one that would recognize those classmates who would be forever, unable to attend. The following was the result of that request. But today, I was reminded that the graduation season is again upon us and that, in but a few short years, today’s grads will be having their own reunions, and all of the “good old days” of high school or college as the case may be, will be remembered by those who are “able” to attend. With that being said, I will pray that all of this year’s grads will be in attendance for many, many reunions. So please be careful, you don’t want to be on the “Honors” list anytime soon.
I know I should have posted this earlier in the month, but it is never too late for good advice. Congratulations again to all of the recent graduates. “Live long and prosper” as Star Trek’s Mr. Spock would say..
When memories, with time do fade,
then gentle reminders need be made.
That what is now
has not always been.
Come, let’s remember,
our lost friends.
Remember when they walked the halls,
and by their nicknames they were called.
and their smiles,
and for some,
their funky styles.
Remember the studious,
the clown, the jock,
the spirit free, not bound by clock.
But, whichever class
you see them in,
they were classmates, and our friends.
May They Rest Now In Peace.
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