Shelbie Hale

Rookie - 125 Points (2/21/97 / Scottsburg, IN)

1/19/16 - Poem by Shelbie Hale

When I first got to high school
I wasn't exactly very cool

I was pretty quiet most of the time
And never slow to fall in line

I still had the mistakes of my past
And I sometimes worried that they would last

But then I finally decided to be
Someone so very much more free

I found a home through archery
And expressed myself through poetry

The friends I made were all so sweet
Some of the greatest one could ever meet

And I couldn't forget the softball team
Or my GS Crew, like a lovely dream

Of course I graduated in the end
But vowed I would come back again

And when I was finally able to return
To this place where so long I had learned

Everything happened so miraculously
Even better than I thought, a thing of beauty

I was able to share many words from my heart
But not even that was the greatest part

The best part were my friends I hadn't seen in so long
The main reason I was always able to stay strong

I even got to see the smiling face of one friend
Who I wasn't really sure I'd ever see again

So the only thing I really need to say
Is that it was a truly magical day

How great it was to finally return home
And be reminded that I am never truly alone

So to everyone there, I thank you again
A next time will come, though I know not when

May my memory of those days live on forever and never fade...

Topic(s) of this poem: friends, friendship, happiness, magic, miracle, reminiscences

Form: ABC

Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem I wrote about the miraculous day I returned to high school. It was truly beautiful.

Comments about 1/19/16 by Shelbie Hale

  • Terry Craddock (1/25/2016 10:36:00 PM)

    'I was pretty quiet most of the time
    And never slow to fall in line'

    nice, I was never slow in getting out of the classroom, but slower returning :)
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  • Kim Barney (1/25/2016 10:15:00 PM)

    Well written. Keep writing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 25, 2016

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