Every once in a while I wake up in a panic
ďI havenít finished my English paper and itís due today!Ē
ďI didnít tape my drumsticks and itís competition day!Ē
Only to realize damn! itís been three decades
From that small dread comes a sigh of relief
Iím forty-eight years old
With more and more aches in my bones
But also with some nostalgia
The time seems to have gone by so fast
I look at the old year-book and wonder
What happened to him?
Rest peace here
I wonder what transpired there
After graduation this one disappeared
I heard so and so is in the pen
This one lives in another country
I just ran into my buddy the other day
OhÖto be young again
Maybe itís the weight of the years that adds perspective
A reflection of everything in between
Perhaps itís the recollection of our youthís objectives
Taking stock, wondering if we achieved our dreams
Whoever you are or wherever you may be
Whichever path you took and whatever fate threw at you
Did you go with your hunches?
Did you roll with the punches?
Did life have some surprises along the way for you too?
I hope you found what you were looking for
Because at this age we surely have a different view
I hope your realized your goals and fulfilled those roles
But I just wanted to say happy anniversary
Class of 1992