Head of the Class

at seventy-six, I'm no longer a senior
but an undergraduate in life's college
sometimes my mind could be no keener
still thirsting for answers and knowledge

I never felt in my life that I was poor
always a roof over my head and food on the table
I've seen several of my country's wars
in the 40's I bought Defense Bond Stamps when I was able

I went to school and made the grade
graduated and got on with life
at times I thought "I've got it made"
but times when troubles were abundantly rife

In the sixties I finally became an adult
married, a child to raise and did a good job too
never considered being a hippie or joining a cult
discovered that my life had worthwhile value

the years flew by and I grew to be old
at least that is what I think in my "senior" class
one day I'll graduate as the Good Book told
hopefully, as Valedictorian I shall pass.

By susi Taylor (Texaswishr@aol.com)


Begin Beguine


Mystery of Life

Spring at the Greenhouse (Slideshow)

Dear Spring

Spring Flowers

Left Behind

Thinking Green (several writers)

Found Among Her Things

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