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  Class Reunions
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Monday, February 25, 2008
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A friend from high school wrote to me today to tell me of a classmate's illness. . .


Class Reunions


At their tenth high school reunion,

They were surprised to find,

The cheerleaders also had crow’s feet,

Some of the druggies had found their minds.


The twentieth reunion of classmates

Brought to bear on them

That the once-great divide of younger years

Had faded like blooms on a stem.


Their thirtieth reunion was full of laughs

At bald heads and expanding girths;

The brain trust and the drop-outs

Found much to share in mirth.


The fortieth reunion was smaller

Tinged with some sadness and some fear

Older, slower,  sickness or time

Had taken its toll on their peers.


What of the fiftieth reunion?

How could time run by so fast?

They’ve weathered a lot, learned some things too

Together they’ll cherish the past.


Eileen Clemens Granfors, 2008





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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 2/26/2008
'What of the fiftieth reunion?
How could time run by so fast"


This June would be a 58th reunion. How did the clock speed up so fast?
Your poem is a highlight of our years...beautifully done, Eileen!


Reviewed by D Johnson 2/26/2008
I just did the math...this June, it will be 46 years since I graduated HS. Life has a way of catching up with way or the other.

Nice write,
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/25/2008
Nicely written piece to those you grew up with and continue to meet at re-unions....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/25/2008
If your picture in your bio with the dog is you after your 50th reunion, then you have held up pretty damn well...I have only made my 30th so far & everyone seemed not to change too much as of yet...funny how the bully types are all worn down from life already though...I have always said what goes around comes around...enjoyed the write...Ed & Rufuz (w00f)
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 2/25/2008
This is a beautiful progression of life from high school through the golden years. I am sure your words echo the words longed to be uttered by so many people, soon to be enjoying their 50th reunions. Congratulations and thank you for sharing this poem.

Best wishes,

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