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Graduation

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Graduation

Upon the podium I stand

A sea of faces before me 

Their eyes reflecting glassy expectancy

My lips quiver knees buckle

As I bow

The principal smiles 

Sunbeams clutch at the words I speak

Transmitting them to eager ears

Words splinter against vibrating drums

With piety valor pride and joy

I praise the graduates of June '99

Well done my friends be strong be bold

In the face of uncertain times

Black tassels dance 

Blackbirds soar into a vivid sunset

Parchment scrolls rustle

Stirred by a mischievious breeze

A slow smile curls my lips 

Take a bow I urge 

Graduating class of June '99

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  1. Date: 4/12/2009 11:04:00 PM
    i remember my graduation

  1. Date: 4/1/2009 8:24:00 PM
    Hi Margaret - I haven't been on the computer for awhile but I received your message today - You know Margaret you are the most spiritual person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing - I have finally healed up enough to start getting back into life and so many things are taking place I just feel like I'm going to burst - I plan to email you tomorrow regarding it because your spirit brightens my everyday - The Lord is truly blessing me in ways I never would have dreamed - YF4L, God Bless, mj

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 8:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on that experience and this beautiful tribute in poetry to it. God bless you

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 7:38:00 AM
    Your uplifting poem brings back great memories, Margaret! Excellent work.

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 7:19:00 AM
    Absolutely wonderful poetry! Did you write this then? Truly excellent. I especially love the line 'Blackbirds soar into a vivid sunset'. Love, Shar