Reunion

The ten-year reunion

that’s the one where

you see the show offs

impressing others

with their achieved status

since high school

some were divorced and took off with their

old flames afterwards

some married their high school sweethearts

most are drunk

(or high on something)

now,

at the twenty year reunion

some take off with another

high school old flame

still trying to impress others

with their status

more were divorced

some divorced their high school

sweethearts

some remarried

some stayed married

and the thirty year reunion

I totally missed it…

I didn’t see the sense to attend

the forty-year reunion

I missed that one, too…

didn’t see the sense in attending

that one, either…

But, oh, I wouldn’t miss

the fifty year reunion for all the gold

in the world

that’s not the one to miss

if you are lucky enough

to live that long

and make a showing

still able to stand

with this state of knowing…

because that’s the one

where

what you are doing by

being there is you are saying your ‘good bye’s’

in advance

with actions not necessarily with words

I call it the farewell

reunion

it will be the one where I find

out those I’ve known

who’ve

already passed

and talk amongst the still living

who

will soon

be next

in line

it will be interesting

to note

who will be

the last man

standing

at

the

sixtieth

reunion.

nerds

bullies

cheer leaders

the soches

jocks

stoners

the unpopular

or imvisibles

and

those silent types

(wallflowers)

like me

who

don’t seem to fit

in any category

whatsoever…

 

 

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About Steven Humphreys

I live in sunny California with my beautiful wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I hope you will find interesting and informative. Thanks for your interest. Read more 'about me' on this site. Thanks for visiting!
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One Response to Reunion

  1. speak766 says:

    Great poem! Really enjoyed this.

    Liked by 1 person

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