To Our Big Sister: Happy Graduation

Music: Fugue K287.
By Domenico Scarlatti.
Performed by
John Sankey at Kunst der Fuge.

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To our big sister: Happy Graduation!
Our guide and model, mentor, hero, friend;
Older, wiser, yet of our generation,
Understanding well the wayward wind!
Rejoice, then, in this moment of transition:
Becoming us no longer, moving on
Into adulthood, a sensitive condition,
Given that your childhood is gone.
Still may you be for us the pioneer!
In you we see ourselves as we will be,
Singing down the hallways year by year,
Taking care there'll always be a "we."
Even as you lead, clear-eyed or blind,
Remember that we're following behind.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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