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The Graduation Photograph
 



I look.
It’s just a high school graduation picture
Black and white
That captures clear eyes, unshadowed
A smile, triumphant, untouched
By the capriciousness of time
Long hair, blond,
Shining,
Without the intervention
Of Lady Clairol's magic,
The potion that
Seeks to perpetuate the illusion of youth
In the 'used to be's'.
It’s a high school photograph
That captures the hopes and the dreams
Of the child
A child, high cheek boned, almost beautiful,
A photograph
That will be tossed
By a generation, yet to come,
When the face is no longer recognized.
Gently, I touch the face of the child that was me,
Thinking, maybe, I should just toss it myself.
Save them the trouble.
But before I do,
I wonder...
For old times sake,
Would you be willing
To dance with a princess,
One last time?





Written and composed for:
Gray Owl's All Star Challenge
'Dance With A Princess'



By Morning Song

© 2011 Morning Song (All rights reserved)

 

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