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I'm not sure what is meant by fifteen minutes of fame. Does it mean that you're on television to discuss animals and rabies? Or that you have attention focused on you for a crime or that your Colonel informs you that your husband isn't coming home because he was an undercover agent for the CID? Does fifteen minutes of fame have to be recognized by the whole world or just a few?
One of the events in my life that was important to me and observed by my senior classmates, their families, by our friends and other students was the fact I was elected as the Class poet for the graduating high school class of 1966.
Here is the poem I wrote to the class of 1966 and is forever listed in the SYLVANIAN yearbook.
by Judy A. Harper
Twelve long years have gone by;
It's time now to say good-bye.
No longer will we be a part of the
Group as we now are.
When we meet our friends again,
A casual "hello" will be said.
No more coming to school as before,
We will be leaving home to find our destiny.
What will it be?
Who will be the doctor, lawyer, merchant chief,
Rich man, poor man, or thief?
No one can say.
To do or not to do will be the question,
For Father Time will be our date.
For some, graduation will be neither
The end of happiness
Nor the beginning of sorrow;
But the beginning of living.
With a world of adventure
For exploring and conquering.
Oh, I remember how nervous I was, knowing I would get up in front of all those people to read what I had written. Would I stutter, or stumble? What if I forgot the lines? Now I look back and think, "all that concern over a poem." All that time coming up with words to describe my class and our future. It seems silly now. But that was my first hurdle into adulthood. First step into being an individual.