BY Kaitlyn Richardson, Ionia High School
We’ve been so many places.
We’ve been far and wide.
I’m with you everyday,
always by your side.
We’ve been on great adventures,
that often left us torn.
We’ve been through quite the weather,
snow, rain, sleet, or a roaring thunderstorm.
I was with you on the field,
the battle of the bands.
How could I forget?
I witnessed it all first hand.
Although sometimes you stink,
leaving me to deal with the smell.
I regret none of it,
and we get along quite well.
Youth pushed us to explore,
To discover new ground that were under.
It has been truly beautiful to experience
the wonders of the younger.
I get you where you need to go
No matter where you are.
I’ll always travel with you,
So please, my friend, travel far.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kaitlyn Richarson, a senior at Ionia High, is the embodiment of an M. Night Shyamalan plot twist. Likes to think she's cool but makes puns like there's no tomorrow. Looks like a hawaiian tourist, hip grandma, or an edgy tumblr aesthetic. Enjoys cold pizza, tie dye shirts, and Korean hip hop. Dislikes bananas, clowns, and unrealistic and idealizes images of female beauty in our corrupt modern media discourse. Most likely to be found wherever the latest theatre production is, the band room, or in her car, on her way to another activity. Gets too excited over high quality marching band performances. Is bad at segues and math.