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To my fellow seniors, with love

| Monday, September 10, 2018

To my fellow seniors, with love

The year of lasts is upon us.

The year of

One last Irish jig

One last Victory March

One last Alma Mater

This year of

The last dorm mass

The last finals prayer

The last Grotto candle

This, the year of

Final tailgates and marshmallow fights

Last love thees and candle light dinners

This is the year of one last first

Of walking up those sacred stairs

for the first time in life

And the last time as a student

This is the year of the harvest

When our brief, tumultuous, glorious domerhoods

Will transcend into memory —

four years made full

With friends, family and friends who are family.

So here’s to us,

Chosen by fate, By God,

To make merry and mirth

With our brief, brief time—a golden candle—

Under the Golden dome,

Its gilded shadow brilliant, like our lives.

There we will stand once more,

transformed in our heart of hearts

To something more

More than gold and more than words

More than anything.

This blissful divinity, our legacy

In this hallowed place,

Will shadow our futures

As this home will tint our past.

When this year,

Like our time all together,

Is done and deeded to dust,

When our holy circle of friendship

Is consigned to memory

And the four winds of our fates

blow to the four corners of our lives,

Then I will smile through our parting tears.

The world has seldom seen any so great

as the likes of us, the us we have forged

In the fire of transforming vulnerability

And how lucky we are, I am

to love and live and light the world

Through this, Our Golden Hour

Tyrel London

senior

Aug. 21

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