On The Eve Of My High School Graduation
(written for my cousin Connor who graduated this spring. Congrats Connor!)
by gina prettybrowneyes
Today I am the I
I have written about:
'What I want to be when I grow up' essays,
'A meaningful experience'
Acrostic poems written with newly learned cursive.
Today I am the product of
Twelve years of schooling, of
Citing sources, raising my hand,
Carrying bathroom passes,
Wishing for Fridays.
Today I am free to explore,
Discover, learn, grow, create
the un-typed stories, the un-thought-of ideas.
I have the ability and the responsibility to bring change
To my world, nation, state, town, neighborhood.
In my shined shoes and pleated pants,
I stand ready to take on my wildest aspirations.