Poem: “Ten Years Later” by me

graduation picSince it’s June and therefore graduation time, I’m posting a poem I’d written a while back about high school reunions, apparently an event which puts the school years in retrospect long after classmates say their goodbyes and go their separate ways. Let’s just say I felt inspired. Enjoy LOL

“10 years later”

A decade has passed since my high school graduation.

My reunion is coming up.

As I ponder about the taunts,

the tears,

the fears,

the cornered status

put upon me growing up,

I think about what my classmates might think about me now.

Perhaps they’d be in shock

When they see how much I’ve blossomed from

a bucktoothed,


eye-contact avoiding little girl,

into a bolder,

more confident woman who has

a little girl in her mother’s own image.

Anticipating the 10 years since graduation,

I could only imagine what those

sons-of-bitches might be thinking

upon seeing me for the first time in years:

“Wow! You look so … different!”

But I’ll show gratitude in advance for their

Resisting telling me what they really think:

“Congrats on making yourself over so you

Look like you belong to civilized society!”

2 thoughts on “Poem: “Ten Years Later” by me”

  1. I can totally relate. I had my share of crappy situations and judgment from others in high school, but I also had a lot of great memories with a lot of great people. I’m heading into my 20th reunion this year, and I’m confident that I don’t frickin’ care what they think. I actually think I’ll be happy to see these people after not seeing them for another 10 whole years. WOW, how time flies. Thanks for sharing this poem. Enjoyed it. 🙂

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