Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Seniors: Class Poem

Seniors- submit your class poem here! Your teachers will select the best poem, and that poet gets to read his or her work at graduation!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

A free verse by:Ariana Bruno


So long, farewell
Are we to say, adieu
Adieu, adieu
To you and you and you
I'm glad to go
I cannot tell a lie
The sound of music as we walk across this stage,
Wow this is cool

Emily Brogan said...

“Godspeed” - a Spenserian sonnet in iambic pentameter

Graduation day: we’re finally here.
This is a time to look back on our past,
It’s a time to release all of our fear.
I can hardly believe it came so fast.

Now as we stand on the stage at long last,
Look around you and take everything in,
Reflect on what our hard work has amassed.
Breathe as you wear your cap and gown and grin.

Just like a snake shedding its old, dead skin,
We are about to leave high school behind
‘Cause this is the day our new lives begin.
We’ll blaze ahead with our paths undefined.

Don’t be afraid of where your life may lead,
Stay strong in all that you do, and godspeed!

Emily D said...

"Seedlings" -- Emily Durst

We started off young, small seeds with potential.
Then we blossomed from seeds to weeds.
For some of us, we thought of ourselves as weeds
That would never grow into flowers.
But we did, we sprouted, blossomed, and opened up.
We unraveled our petals, all different in color and texture.
Our leaves grew large and strong with veins mimicking
The most complex and unique road maps.
Our stalks and stems have become thick and tall
And now we tower towards the sky for a new day of sunshine
Or for a new bout of rainfall.
At this point now we are grown
and our petals reach towards the warmth of the beaming sunlight.
Nowhere else to go but up.

Anonymous said...

The four year wait is over
I think we are all relived
for a significant piece of paper
which we all will receive

Heading towards the future
We don't know what we'll do
Everything seems so scary
but I'm sure we'll be fine

So farewell to all of our classmates
starting a new adventure
We wish the best for success
and especially happiness


-Allison Brooks

Adam Marcon said...

Swoll father
whose arms be heavy
large be thy frame
thy reps will come
thy sets be done
on the bench as it is on the squat rack
and give us this day our daily protein
and forgive us our cheat days
as we forgive those who don't rack the weights
and lead us not into cross-fit
but deliver us from smallness
weighmen
GO LANCERS!

John Munger said...

4 years have come and gone,
Oh how it felt so long!
Together we've grown
Greatness we've shown

We've achieved so much to be standing here,
Filled with cheer
We will walk with pride
Best night of our lives!
John Munger

John Cormier said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Why am I writing?
This poem won’t do.

Laura said...

Graduation,
sweet like the first mark of spring.
Birds brought back to sing.
tall and taller
ambition grows,
wide and wider
wonder unfolds.
Welcoming all
Worth beyond words
Now look out and call
the signing birds.
The first flower has bloomed.

marissa eisnor said...

"Graduate Queen"
I'm like hey, what's up, hello
Seen that diploma in my mind as soon as I came in that door
I just wanna graduate, got a sack of homework gotta finish thats the goal

Hogan Bridges said...

Farewell:

Farewell all my friends,
Farewell my fellow colleagues,
Farewell and goodbye.

Jasmine Graslie said...

Where future ties into present
Our endeavors and our struggles
Composed into one day
Built up over the course of four years

Who we are in this moment
And who we will become
Are based on serendipitous discoveries
That have pushed us this far

Together we will graduate
As friends, as a family
We will look back to each other
But also look forward

With the world in our hands
And the future laid out for us
We will add importance to this world
The moment we walk the stage

Anna Sweeney said...

Eugoogly

Mother cannot guide you, now you're on your own
Only me beside you, still you're not alone
RIP class of 2015 you will be missed

melanie morris said...

Decisions:
So many choices, so many fears
A decision’s been brewing for years upon years.
“You put in your efforts, you did your due time”
but something’s been itching at the back of my spine.
It’s the question of the decade,
it’s the choice fraught with fear.
Where, oh where, will we end up from here?
Where can we go when we’ve nowhere to steer?

Push forward through the hardships,
And find calmness after pain.
The blurry years ahead of us leave so much more to gain.
The future can be bright, you know,
If you just give faith a chance.
For the past- we must let go of now,
It is but a fleeting glance.

Get out there, succeed, and prove everybody RIGHT.
For we all have the potential to shine our brightest light.
Take your life by the reigns and just do not forget,
All the memories you’ve made and the friends that you’ve met.

A lifetime of knowledge cannot help you make a lifetime decision.
We must simply try, and fail, and learn,
To grow.

Tony Chen said...

A name is called

Silence.

Up the steps, walk, stop.

The air is thick honey

Seeping through robes purple and white.

Spot bright, shadows dance and laugh and cry.

The moment shines frozen, focused

A blur of light and sound and held breath

And things done and things to be done

Waiting to escape in the afterglow.

A swallow flits through

And out comes a hawk

Keening and gaining height

Wings carving a path through the sky

Ready to soar.

Ahnya Dague said...

When we walked through Norton High School’s doors,
No one knew what this place had in store.
As the school improved through the renovation,
We endured a parallel transformation.
We all started as brand new freshman,
Learning and growing with each lesson.
When sophomore year rolled around,
We were no longer the high school babies in the town.
We trudged through English and biology,
Although it was history that nearly killed me.
Junior year was full of academic stress,
And the worries of finding our perfect prom dress.
As we approached our senior year,
We shifted up yet another gear.
College applications were a wakeup call,
That we wouldn’t all be together next fall.
The year went on and so did we,
Like a bird flying from tree to tree.
We completed every project and survived every test,
Anticipating graduation and the start of the rest.
So here we are on this June night,
As we stand on stage in your plain sight.
Our caps and gowns lay over our special clothes,
And across the stage, a sea of purple and white flows.
We’ve finished this stage of our lives,
While our future still grows and thrives.
After tonight we will all go our separate ways,
But all stay connected by this one special day.

Jensen Bramwell said...


Just as the flowers grow in the spring,
We will blossom.
In the beginning, we longed for the end,
But now, we have done it.
We all went through struggles in these four years,
But we have gotten past them.
The next step may be overwhelming,
But we will make it.
We can all be a part of something bigger,
But we just have to try.
Just as the flowers grow in the spring,
We will blossom.

Emily Beauchamp said...

"Farewell" - a Shakespearean sonnet in iambic pentameter

The halls are silent now, the lights dimmed black.
Chairs sit, empty, the students gone again.
Graduation’s here - too late to turn back.
Cross the stage, grab your diploma, and then...

The world’s ahead of us, waiting, arms open,
Take that first step. Don’t hesitate - just go.
This is our time. This is our moment.
And never let anyone tell you “no”.


The future is a frightening place,
Full of memories that are yet unmade.
It’s not a thing to be feared, but embraced.
Stand in future’s light, not the past’s shade.

Here we are, gathered again one last time.
Ready to face the future’s great climb.

Kaitlin M said...

“The final slice”

The time has come
Our final slice of pizza
A new journey awaits
New foods to try,
New places to see,
New people to meet
A new journey awaits

Katie Folan said...

Norton High was a blast.
Here’s to graduating.
Spread your wings and learn how to fly.
Growing up together has been fun.
Remember all the times we had together.
Appreciate the good times.
Down the road we may meet again.
Unbelievable friends we made.
Away we go to the future.
Thanks for the memories.
I’ve had the time of my life.
Onto new things now.
Norton High Class of 2015.

Anonymous said...

Cassandra Goyette - Class Poem

Seventeen.
The Pressures on.
When that graduation song comes on.
You walk the stage.
Receiving a slip of paper, determining the rest of your days.
But you're flipping the page.
Letting a new chapter begin, before your new life sets in.
Do you wanna work a minimum wage or get a degree?
For a life that could possibly set you free.
Filled with opportunities.
For us to take.
While others lie in our wake.

So pack your bags, it’s time to checkout.
Leave behind your doubt.
Facing forward, we keep marchin’ on.
It doesn’t matter who you took to prom or who hits a bong.
What matters is, that we all get along.
And enjoy these last few moments.
Before they're gone.

Eric Sanford said...

Graduation
By Eric Sanford

The end draws near
To our high school career,
As we prepare to exit here
With some new hopes and many a new fear,
Even as eyes begin to tear,
Departing from friends and peers,
It is now clear,
That no matter what the future holds,
We shall find success as it unfolds.

Chris LaPalme said...

“THE CALL”
We have been taught many subjects from simple math to advanced higher thinking
We grow up together, learned played, those long hot summer days in the class room waiting for final bell
I can hear the bell now it was always here tell us what to do and when to do it but now it’s quiet
The sound that we now here is inside of us, we have to make our own decisions about life should we take that job offer, what college should we go to will I ever see the people sitting next to me again
But the bell isn’t outside in a hallway or in the classroom,
It’s inside of us, in our hearts the calling that we are hear
We have seen and learned thing that cannot be unseen, the first time a fried cried, a Monday after a long weekend and meeting someone new after a dance, recounting with forgotten friends after a hot summer vacation.
The now seemed pointless tasks that we had to complete for ridiculous assignments
But it’s all over, most of us have decided what we want to do, and
This is for the people who haven’t decided want they want to do after graduation we still have time because the final bell has not yet rung
It’s not over until the job is done and even when that job is done we still have to write an after action report
Final comment to the class of 2015, will have learned we have lived and we will do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Chris LaPalme said...

“THE CALL”
We have been taught many subjects from simple math to advanced higher thinking
We grow up together, learned played, those long hot summer days in the class room waiting for final bell
I can hear the bell now it was always here tell us what to do and when to do it but now it’s quiet
The sound that we now here is inside of us, we have to make our own decisions about life should we take that job offer, what college should we go to will I ever see the people sitting next to me again
But the bell isn’t outside in a hallway or in the classroom,
It’s inside of us, in our hearts the calling that we are hear
We have seen and learned thing that cannot be unseen, the first time a fried cried, a Monday after a long weekend and meeting someone new after a dance, recounting with forgotten friends after a hot summer vacation.
The now seemed pointless tasks that we had to complete for ridiculous assignments
But it’s all over, most of us have decided what we want to do, and
This is for the people who haven’t decided want they want to do after graduation we still have time because the final bell has not yet rung
It’s not over until the job is done and even when that job is done we still have to write an after action report
Final comment to the class of 2015, will have learned we have lived and we will do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Benjamin Giarrusso said...

“Remember”


A few years back we were just kids
licking icecream off of hoodsie cup lids
The days where we played with webkinz and silly bandz have long past
And sitting here now we think, “Boy wasn’t that a blast”
We made it through thick and thin.
Even the times where it looked like we could never win.
What about all the tests and quizzes.
I’d say some of us turned out to be quite the wizzes.
And how about freshman year?
Being scared of the seniors that, constant fear
We made it guys, we are all here.
But this isn’t the end, we have a long way to go.
We must move on, we've got a lot of potential to show.
Whether it be graduating college as your next big thing.
Or marrying your high school sweetheart with a diamond ring.
Maybe even getting the job of your dreams.
But what happens now, is up to you.
Whatever you do you’ll make it through.
Just remember the times that you had.
And remember the time you became a Norton High School grad!

Anonymous said...

They say nothing can stay the same
but this ending is a shame
we shined brightest right before it was over
super nova
don't want to leave, but i need a change
shout out to the class of 2015
for always keepin it clean
killed it when the pressure was the most
but i caught senioritus, gotta coast.
-Catherine Rafuse

Elliot Ariola said...

We all like to use big words.
Some of which we do not fully understand.
It makes us sound more photosynthesis.