An explosion that constantly excites
It wont ever end
A touch that continues to send shivers
It will always taste sweet
A sensation that continues to surprise
It is always unique
A feeling that is always desired
It will forever be needed
A concept that never gets old
It will always be inspiring.
I remember back to my freshman year drama class. we were supposed to pick a song the described us best and for some reason i picked the song “hopeless case” by less than Jake. If I had to pick a song now that would describe my life through out high school just off the top of my heads, it would be “over rated” by less than Jake. The chorus is: “having sex is over rated, so is always getting wasted, designer drugs and dead end jobs and classic rock it so out dated. I’m so sick of therapy and all the things it’s done to me. How can i be satisfied when everything is over rated?”
My high school career has been one of fun and happiness and honors classes and making friends and falling in love. High school has been an amazing time for me but i still see so many people who feel that they are trapped in high school, that they are in a hell and honestly i feel so terrible for those people.
tonight is the senior night for the band and i can think back to when i was a freshman and my very first game i was trying so hard to look cute in my uniform. i wore my hair back in a slick, straight pony tail and had on too much make-up. i wore some cute slip on’s right up until i had to put on my ugly band-o’s. that night i had more fun than i ever had before. that same year i stood up and watched Noah, Danni, Chester, Tiffany, Daniel Ross, mike church, and so many other seniors who I had made friends with and who really cared about me leave. I kept thinking that my turn to stand up there and hand my mom that ugly yellow rose was so far away, but the thing is, that time has come, and it feels like it’s been nothing at all.
band has been my life for the better part of the past four years. my friends, boy friend, my passion is in band. and now that I think about it, it’s because of band that I tried so hard and found who I am. my freshman year I didn’t like myself. I had a terrible boy friend, almost no true friends, a terribly lost sense of style, I was a mess. and it is because of those wonderful people in band my freshman year who took me under their wing and showed me that it was possible to have fun in high school with out smoking weed or getting wasted at parties.
so tonight as I stand on that field and give my mom her rose that deserves for working so hard and being such a wonderful mom, (she really deserves a beautiful sun flower) I hope that I will be able to inspire the freshman of the band. I hope that I have showed them how much fun high school can really be and showed them a way to have fun with out being the typical obnoxious teenager. I hope that in four year when they stand on that field they will think of me and be thankful, just like I am to all of those who looked after me.