Poems From a Graduating Senior
By Cynthia Ibanez
If nothing ever changed
I wouldn’t know you
But I also wouldn’t know me
I’ve grown and changed
Because of you.
And maybe it’s not ideal
But I wouldn’t want it any other way
Because at the end of the day
I know that one thing won’t change.
One year sitting through school
The next dancing
Then hand holding
Then suddenly back to sitting.
Watching the experiences I waited for blow by me.
I was promised 4 full years of high school
Why did I only get 1?
Don’t get me wrong, I loved it all
But it was all just a memory, come fall.
I can’t wait for the next chapter of life
But why did this one have to end in such strife.
Happy endings, graduation and prom
Without , it just seems wrong.
There’s no way to get back what could have been,
Only to move forward and be grateful for what we were given.
Original photos by Cynthia Ibanez