Retirement Letter

Dear Penn Manor,

You were one hell of a run, a dive into the deep end, and a drug I have never experienced before. You lead me to loyal friends and collided me with snitches that got their stitches. You put me through social embarrassment while faking a laugh along the way. You were a movie that has reached its long and unexpected needing. You gave me the experience of unforgettable knowledge that I will pass on to someone of my own some day. I will appreciate you from a distance far and unknown without ever looking back. From the depths of my lungs, you will be the last puff of smoke that leaves my body.

Goodbye Penn Manor High School,

~T.C

“Dear Penn Manor”

Dear Penn Manor,

Thanks for the friends,

I wouldn’t have them

Without you.

 

Thanks for the early mornings

And the late nights

With work, people, and thoughts

you gave me

 

I’ll never forget how you

Helped me learn to be

A team player,

A hard worker,

And an adult.

 

From football games,

To bring your tractor

To school day,

I will never forget you

 

See ya around,

J.T.

High School

Pretty faces, expensive clothes.

All the kids who everyone knows.

Am I funny? Am I cool?

Why should it matter, we’re only in high school.

 

Why do we care about the opinion of a stranger?

When the only opinion that really matters,

is the one we have of ourselves.

how we like us,

original form.


-A