Poems From a Graduating Senior

By Cynthia Ibanez

Change

Change

Sometimes terrifying

Sometimes exhilarating

Always necessary

If nothing ever changed

I wouldn’t know you 

But I also wouldn’t know me

I’ve grown and changed 

With you,

For you,

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.

Bittersweet

One year sitting through school

The next dancing

Then hand holding

Then suddenly back to sitting.

Sitting out, 

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

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