“When you come to a fork in the road,
School terms are ending.
Sheltered and familiar halls of learning
will be left behind.
Others are hesitant
to take this next step
Emotions are deep.
All paths forward
promise to be memorable.
Many have traveled
along this road to an unknown future.
It is always a winding avenue.
Complete with side trips,
chosen roads may lead to
One decision will lead
to service of country.
All will hopefully lead to success.
Each traveler uses his personal key
to read the map of life’s direction.
One may lead to an exciting future,
another may lead to a detour or failure.
The insight needed
to understand complicated directions
can help to find
through trial and error.
“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 friends and comrades
will remain for years.
It matters not
which “fork in the road” is chosen.
There will always be
of the time of graduation.
and then another.