gangsters.

Standard

our 5th grade boys

milling around

excited and nervous and happy

decided they were going to do their ‘gangster walk’

on the way in to their graduation ceremony

in their suits and ties

jackets thrown over shoulders

and i had to smile

when i heard them

strutting by

singing ‘sweet caroline’

at the top of their lungs

i’m betting neil diamond would take it as a compliment

and when they went inside

they recited their kind words

sang school songs

watched as pictures of their younger days

flashed upon the screen

and finally ended with a beautiful candlelighting

i’m proud of these gangsters

as i’ve known some of them since they were 3

before they even knew what letter ‘gangster’ started with.

 

“any distraction tends to get in the way of being an effective gangster.”

-terence winter

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40 responses »

  1. Those were the days, my friend, we thought they’d never end. We’d sing and dance, forever and a day.
    Old songs surely still bond, I think, Beth, and your fifth-graders graduating on prove it’s so.

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