Graduation Speech - Original Writing Essay

911 Words Sep 14th, 2016 4 Pages
When you turn thirteen, you start to feel as if you’ve gained some sort of independence. It’s your first year of officially being a teenager and all you would like to do is hang out with friends, get the new popular cell phone, or have your curfew extended. For me, this wasn’t the case. What was supposed to be the most joyous time in life was actually my hardest. One of my favorite people in this entire world had been taken too soon.
I remember it as if it were yesterday. The Friday before, I had been called out of class early. I was completely confused. There was no reason I needed to leave. I had no doctors’ or dentists’ appointments or anywhere to be for that matter. There stood my mother. She looked a little red, as if she’d experienced something terrible. I asked her what was wrong. There was no response. We continued to walk in silence. It felt like a lifetime. When we got to the car, she said, “He’s dying. “ I paused for a second. It just seemed like the words didn’t click to me at that moment. I felt myself not being able to breathe. My heart sank. Just two months before, I found out he was sick. How could this happen so fast?

I just began to stare out of the window. It started to rain, and then all of a sudden the world lit up. The trees were green, the water blue, and the sunning shining bright. I was furious. Everything had so much life, and couldn’t understand why. It was almost as if it were a cruel joke. I started to cry a little more. I kind of felt it as a…

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