The graduation speech

by BECCA lessTHANthree   Jun 29, 2005

Fellow classmates.. and faculty
i know what your waiting to hear
a speech about the first day..
to the end of our last year
a speech about the fear we had
walking down the hall
one about the guy that caught us..
when all of our books made us fall
your all waiting for a speech
about the Friends that we have made
one about the teachers
and the grades they gave
you want a speech about the cheerleaders
and all the football games
one about the basketballs
and the pride in our teams names'
u want a speech about our parents
and how proud they are
how right now they're probably weeping..
because we've made it so far
however..thats the not the speech i plan to give
theres something i need to say
tell a story of a boy
whom we all saw everyday
his name was bobby brown
and he was a science geek
he wore his fathers clothes
and his glasses covered his cheek
he was the guy we picked on..
it makes me feel ashamed
the cruel things we said
yes, i am one to blame
i wanted to fit in..
so i played along..
i talked about his funny walk
but now i see it was so wrong..
so in Bobby's favor
i ask you all to look around
say I'm sorry when you see him
however you wont.. because hes nowhere to be found
because last night while while we were anticipating
just waiting for today
while you were calling all your friends
saying everything you had to say
he was at home.. with no one to call
all alone left with a knife..
crying and sitting in his room
by himself when he ended his life..


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  • 9 years ago

    by Captivat3d

    Omg, this is such a sad poem...

  • 11 years ago

    by Jess

    I really love you poem. I have fellow classmate that has died over the years and i feel like it is going to be hard to graduate without them. keep up the good work. 5/5

  • 11 years ago

    by Wallace

    It's a good try, there could be some changes somewhere, but its really good, i liked how you started off, but the flow got lost somewhere though, but good try.

  • 11 years ago

    by Cindy

    Wow! This is reallt deep. something that needs to be taught from the time children first start school The effects that arise from torment are very ugly. Great write Becca. You did a really good job on this.

  • 11 years ago

    by Tainted Butterfly

    Wow! This was heartbreaking. Again had no idea where this would end. I love how the end ties in with everything else. Powerful read. Keep up the great job!