“A bittersweet farewell to an old friend”
It’s been a long time coming, for you & I.
We’ve had our quarrels & It’s been a ride.
You’ve brought me friends and Spring Break weeks,
You’ve taken my money & cost me some sleep.
20 years were lost & I cursed your name.
Tours were out, semesters back in.
I always thought I wasting my time,
Investing myself in this 6 letter lie.
But truthfully it was me, who had to learn,
I never quite gave you the credit deserved.
You gave me opportunity,
Inspiration & a hope to do right.
You introduced ambition, culture,
Understanding into my life.
& though its not the textbooks or the powerpoints that I’ll miss most,
I cant help but fight the feeling of grieving a path I never chose.
You knew who I was before I ever did,
You saw me through trials of real life & death.
You met me a boy & tailored a man,
A heartfelt Goodbye to my age old friend.