Mark J. Schulte

Rookie - 87 Points (St. Louis, Missouri)

On Graduating From High School - Poem by Mark J. Schulte

Four years of study.
A volatile time;
sometime's sublime
but sometimes it's bloody.

Four years of learning.
About people and things;
about dating and 'flings'
and ways of discerning.

Four years of Mother.
A pain-in-the-rear;
but one thing is clear -
greater love hath no other.

Four years of Dad.
While oft disavowed;
he's always so proud
of his upcoming grad.

Even Henry's confessed,
upon thoughtful reflection
and profound retrospection,
that his sister's the best.


Mark J. Schulte. New York City. May 23,2012


Poet's Notes about The Poem

My daughter, Caroline, is graduating from Trinity High School in NYC, class of 2012. This is dedicated to her.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012



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