Graduation Speech - Original Writing Essay

1189 Words Sep 15th, 2015 null Page
I walked into my class out of breath after climbing three sets of stairs only to find myself without a place to sit. My seat had been taken by someone else. Fortunately for me, one of my classmates was absent, so I sat in her place. The next day the same thing happened and again another girl was absent so I sat in her place. This kept happening and I realized that I had no “real friends” that I could rely on to save me a seat. Did I really know everyone in class? Yes I did. Were they all nice to me? Yes absolutely they were extremely friendly. Well then why wasn’t I close to anyone? Why didn’t anyone catch me a seat? Why did I have lunch alone every day? It was because I had closed myself off. Later that day when I went to walk my dog. I started to wonder why I closed myself off and why I had no close friends. As I continued down the sidewalk with the wind blowing in my face and the trees rustling I was revisited by my past. In tenth grade I had a very close circle of friends but sadly most of them migrated to India or other countries and the few that did stay drifted away from me because they shifted classes and found new friends. It was one of the most painful experiences in my life. And that was when I had decided that I didn’t want to make any more close friends because it hurt when they left. I thought that since I was only going to be there for two more years, it wasn’t worth the effort nor the pain. That is why, when I went to eleventh grade I didn’t…

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