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Tribute to those lost from the Antioch High School Class of ’85

This is a poem I wrote for 7 of our lost class members. We had our 25th reunion last month, so we wanted to especially honor them.

Just a Few Days Ago

by

Janet Morris Grimes

September, 2010

Just a few days ago,

They walked down our halls

Side by side with us, sharing our smiles

Eye to eye during the best of times.

Just a few days ago,

Our dreams were limitless

A million different choices

Just waiting for us to claim them.

Just a few days ago,

We would conquer the world

Together, yet apart

Stronger, because of each other.

Just a few days ago,

We wondered, we wandered

Each forging our own path to an adulthood,

so different than we expected.

Just a few days ago,

Their journey ended, far too soon

Leaving behind a legacy

of friends, laughter, and recaptured memories.

Just a few days ago,

We said good-bye again.

This time, through tears

Painfully aware of our own fragility.

Just a few days ago,

the world stopped turning

long enough for us to feel their touch once again,

if only for a moment.

Our tomorrows will be different

Because of them, our AHS Class of ’85 friends,

To honor them, we ponder Heaven,

where we can walk their halls once again.

One Comment

  1. Robin Frelix
    Robin Frelix November 11, 2010

    Again, I appreciate you mentioning my brother Harold Jr. and our sister Yolanda! We (The Frelix Family) really enjoyed the poem. Thank you!
    Robin

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