(Musings of a Homemaker By Mary Anne Tuck – Houghton Lake Resorter newspaper – 1964)
The school year ends.
Sheltered and familiar halls of learning
will be left behind.
It’s time to venture into an unknown future.
For some, the promised journey is exciting.
Others are hesitant to take the next step
into an unfamiliar and very large world.
Emotions are deep.
All paths lead to life.
Many have traveled
along this road; hopefully long, sometimes narrow.
It’s always a winding avenue.
Complete with side trips,
choices may lead to
One decision will lead
to service of country.
All will hopefully lead to success.
Each traveler uses their personal key
to open the door to the future.
Ahead lie many unexpected opportunities.
While one may lead to exciting outcomes,
another may lead to a detour or temporary failure.
The insight needed
to understand complicated directions
can help to find
through trial and error.
Remember the promise to beloved schoolmates?
“Our class will be different.
We’ll keep in touch and we won’t forget.”
Friendships of high-school and college days
are never forgotten.
Names may slip from mind,
faces may fade,
but memories of the times spent with friends and comrades
will remain for years.
It matters not
which path is chosen.
There will always be
of the time of graduation.