Dear 2020 Seniors,

We always walked into school,

dreading the eight hours of learning that were before us.

We would chat amongst our friends,

planning on what to do after the final bell rings.

We walked down the hallways,

not even thinking about the day it’ll be our last.

We spent years fantasizing about our senior year.

It was meant to be the most memorable year.

From picking out our prom dresses,

to buying our caps and gowns,

we were prepared for it all.

Yet this,

this was never in our plans.

We walked through the hallways,

not knowing it was our last time.

We sat in our classrooms,

not realizing it was the last time we’d sit in a high school classroom.

Our teachers had plans for the next day.

We had homework we had spent hours on,

only to be handed the worst news.

Our senior year was gone.

Within an instant,

all the memories we were looking forward to,

were completely erased.

Our dream of walking down that stage,

were put on pause.

Our hard work and dedication,

all seemed to be useless.

It’s okay to feel the way you do.

You had the most important year of your life,

cut short without a warning.

Many of you were excited for your senior nights.

You had spent the last four years dedicated to a sport,

only to have it taken from you,

before it even began.

Senior year was the last year we’d be surrounded by our friends.

After this year,

we all tend to go our separate ways.

We’re missing out on months of precious memories,

that’ll only exist in our imagination.

We feel as though we were robbed.

Had we known it would’ve been cut short,

we would’ve made the best of the time we had left.

Instead, we were blindsided.

There’s only so many memories you can make through a zoom call.

Although we were robbed of something so dear to us,

we shall keep our heads held high.

We must hope for the ceremony we deserve.

We must hope for an unforgettable summer.

We must hope for a sliver of light,

within this period of darkness.

Published by nolanareann

I’m a nineteen year old who has a passion for this world. I believe writing is a way to express genuine issues that us as a society, are blind towards.

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