Poem: Katherine Kelley ’18 | Photo: Audrey Arthur ’19
Good bye high school,
Good night to you,
I know I never thought I would escape you.
From study hall hours,
to my laptop losing power.
My brain did fight for many an hour.
The friends I have gained,
The friends that I leave behind,
They will always be on my mind.
An education that is up above the rest,
Truly put me to the test.
Finals haunt my memory,
While I sit writing my poetry.
I do just enough to keep my grades stable.
From awkward freshman photos,
To a March trip visiting the Duomo,
I am suddenly gaining my diploma.
Sprinting, up that hill I’ll go,
Every step I’ll be one step closer to my goal.
I’m ready to yell, “no more!”
The top I will have reached,
Happy I’ll be, to be up above,
Able to see the world below me.
To the future I will go,
A future for which I have to thank thee.
But let me cut clean.
When I ring that bell,
Three times that spring day.
I will cry with joy for now I can sleep in on a Saturday.