“I will leave everything –
including those moments of failure and struggle
for I have always wanted
to face the future with a blank slate,” says the graduate
As she dons the robe and adjusts the cap
amidst the chaos around.
“My child, you might be leaving,
But never forget those failures and struggles
as you walk through life,” says the mother
“For your trials and struggles made
the person that you became.
You might face the future and arm yourself with a smile
But there will still be moments
When all you want to do is to hide for a while.
Fret not, my child, for such is the way of life,
you have come a full circle; it’s time
to take yourself on another mile.”