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)


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


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


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


it will be the one where I find

out those I’ve known


already passed

and talk amongst the still living


will soon

be next

in line

it will be interesting

to note

who will be

the last man








cheer leaders

the soches



the unpopular

or imvisibles


those silent types


like me


don’t seem to fit

in any category





About Steven Humphreys

I live in 'sunny' California with my lovely wife, three wonderful cats and very handsome dog! I write a lot these days about different subjects I have a 'heartfelt and deep-seated' interest in. I surely hope you will find my articles 'interesting and informative' as well. I sincerely appreciate your interest and you are welcome to visit here as often as you'd like. You can read more 'about me' within this site. Thank you 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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