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Topic: Learning for Life (08/23/04)

TITLE: Remembering High School
By Donna J. Shepherd
08/29/04

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It’s been at least a hundred years,
But the best I can recall
By the time I made it to high school
I thought I knew it all

I learned to get by on little sleep
Yet stay awake all day
And it’s best to do your homework
Before you start to play.

Studying hard was expected
Except from lettered athletes
A winning score on Friday night
Outshone intellectual feats.

If I didn’t do my homework
Then the teacher called on me
But every time I studied
She always let me be.

Just because someone’s popular
Doesn’t mean she’s all that nice.
And seventeen is not too old
To heed your parents’ advice.

I took the tests, I made good grades,
And year after year crept past.
On graduation day I cried,
“Thank God, I’m free at last!”

Although it seemed it’d never end
School didn’t last forever
But if you ask if I’d go back,
I’d have to say, “No, never!”


Member Comments
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Al Boyce08/30/04
Thanks Donna. Hope you are still learning in spite of high school!
Blessings
Donna J. Shepherd08/30/04
Thanks, Al! My "Exam" entry talked about my going back to school after 30 years, so I am still learning - even after all these years. *g* I hope my attempt at a bit of humor is coming through. Thanks for taking time to leave a comment! - Donna
L.M. Lee08/30/04
nice poem about high school. I loved high school...I hated that they made me leave! :-)
darlene hight08/30/04
Yes the humour did shine through. I enjoyed this.
addie mattern08/30/04
I thought this was a very clever and funny poem that really describes school well. Great job!
Lucian Thompson08/31/04
Donna, that was funny and rhymed so well.