Class Reunion Poetry

MountainGem By MountainGem, 24th Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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I recently attended my 35th high school reunion. At first I was ambivalent about going, but am so glad I did. What precious memories attending brought back to me!


Remembering back through the tunnel of time, faces, out of focus, softened by the years.
So many memories, most of them good, of us, of our youth.
Growing up together, facing the unknown. Our first broken hearts shared with one another; first cars, first kisses.
Not much was a secret back then.
Young adults, ready to take on the world.
Good byes said and promises made to stay in touch-
But life moved on and so did we.
Losing touch with those who helped shape us, mold us, into who we have become.
A reunion set in time-
At first, the slight shock as evidence of the passage of years echoes on classmates faces-
But then, as the old days are fondly recalled, the lines of time seem to slip away and there are the faces from our youth once more.
Laughter fills the room and I watch as we reconnect with ease-
“Remember when”? “Do you remember”?
So many conversations starting with these simple words.
The evening winds down and we climb back into our middle-aged skins, smiling as we once again separate into our own lives, happy to have become the Class of ’77 once again.


Class Reunions, Classmates, Friendship, Poem, Poetry, Poetry On Life

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A published author, wife and mother, poet, and teller of tales. Creative writing is where my heart is, but I write where my mood takes me.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Wow! I loved this .... but then I love reunions. My 50th (can you believe) high school reunion is next year. I can't wait!

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author avatar vpaulose
25th Apr 2012 (#)

Thank you dear MountainGem for this poem. Request your friendship.

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author avatar Mary E. Williams
2nd Jun 2013 (#)

My 30th class reunion is coming. I would like permission to use your poem in our sourvenir booklet. I am a member of the Class of 1983..

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author avatar Lynn Freeman
23rd Oct 2013 (#)

Love this poem and request permission to enter it into our 50th reunion photo card.
Thanks for sharing it.

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author avatar Melissa
26th Jun 2014 (#)

Love this poem and request permission to use it at our 25th reunion photo card.
Thanks for sharing it.

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author avatar Laurie Johnson
23rd Sep 2014 (#)

Love this poem. I would like to use it as a Reunion keepsake for our 35th Class Reunion.
Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Phyllis kesling
7th Oct 2014 (#)

I was asked to do a closing for our 64th reunion in Bound
Brook High School, N.J. I would like to use what you wrote as my mind is empty of the right thigs to say thanks. Its Sat Oct 11th at noon.

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author avatar S. Delaney
7th Dec 2014 (#)

We just celebrated our 50th reunion and it's like you were standing there watching us. May we have your permission to use this in our memory booklet?

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author avatar Denise Chambers
6th Feb 2016 (#)

I, too, love this poem and would like permission to print it in our reunion booklet, along with your name.

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