Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Class Of

No one I came up with
grew up to be anything
but older.

Nobody made good
or did bad enough
to get on the news.

We didn't get famous,
and no one will name us
reciting history.

The Class of Whenever -
whatever
the best we could do.

8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Hey, that was my class, too!!! The Whatevers of the world, unite!!!

Susan said...

Bravo! We had a saying in the 1970s: What were you if not in the news? Lucky!

Sioux said...

I graduated with pretty anonymous, mediocre class, too. One of my peers played for the Boston Red Sox but since he was a jerk in school, I try to forget his name.

And I love Susan's saying. If the choice is getting famous for something bad, and staying under the radar, I'll be happy to stay under the radar forever.

Fireblossom said...

But....surely YOU're going to be famous, yes? Nobody writes like you do.

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

ha! i hate even thinking about my graduating class. one half egotistic jerks, the other half a bunch of mediocre jackasses. or maybe i just hated highschool and everyone affiliated with it. lol

stacy lynn mar
http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

annell said...

Maybe that is all we can hope for...? At least you won't be disappointed.

Yvonne Osborne said...

This resonates. The other day this big guy came lumbering across the yard and grabbed me up in a bear hug, like I was supposed to know him. He says, "You don't remember me, do you?" Of course I didn't! I never grew up with anyone who made it big, never grew up with many I'd want to revisit, few I'd want to hug! "The class of whatever." That's it.

grapeling said...

one of my classmates helped co-found Google (he's older than the 2 main guys.) another couple become CEOs of hedge funds, though one died of a massive coronary this year.

me, I'm in the whatever clan. ~