Facing Graduation Throw
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These high quality three layer throws are made in the USA and make great graduation gifts. Each throw is 50 x 60 features my original poem "Facing Graduation", is numbered and comes with a card that is signed by me. The card includes the story behind my poem which goes like this:
In 1977, the year I graduated high school, I wrote the following poem in hopes it would appear in my school’s yearbook. Although my poem was not chosen for the yearbook, it did appear in the May 1977 issue of "Teen Magazine".
Months later, Teen Magazine informed me that they had received hundreds of letters from all over the country requesting permission to use my poem in their yearbook. My poem appeared in over 100 yearbooks across the country that year. Most schools were kind enough to send me a copy of their yearbook, which I still have and the local newspaper did an article about my poem when they learned of its popularity.
Several years ago, just for fun, a friend of mine did an internet search for “Facing Graduation” where she learned that my poem is still circulating. It can be found on various websites and blogs. This prompted me to copyright it in 2007, thirty years after I had written it. It is heartwarming to see it is still alive and how admired it’s become.
Faces of old and faces of new,
People we know and people we knew.
Growing together then drifting apart,
Always an ending and now a new start.
At graduation, we all grow nearer
And all our friends seem so much dearer.
And as we say our final goodbye,
One last embrace and one more cry,
A "keep in touch" and a "promise I will"
A "remember when" but better still,
A place in my heart, you'll always stay,
That is what's said as we go our own way.
Copyright 2007 Laura Rollins Emmett