Fond Memories (Poem)

By Rachel Barnard

Fond Memories​​ by Rachel Barnard


Twister, knots, the unbeatable quiz,

Refusing to call teachers Mr., Mrs., or Miz…

Lockdowns, referrals, drills, tardy tank

Vying for nachos as well as class rank.

Concerts, shows, theatre productions

Studying integrals, PEMDAS, and tax reductions.

Sleeping and snoring in the middle of class

Unnoticed discriminations of the past.

Random bursts of song

Presentations waaaay too long.

Rampant procrastination

How I still despise scientific notation!

Skipping and sulking

The guys all bulking (or getting taller)

Dresses and suits

Pranksters in cahoots.

To win, to drive, awards and scholarships we earned

All the facts and figures we have learned.

To those not here today

To those that are who wish I had no more to say.




And do it now!


About The Author

Rachel Barnard’s greatest accomplishments have been eating an entire half gallon of ice cream in one sitting, winning a boot toss, and writing a novel about herself. Rachel Barnard wishes she were taller, that chocolate had no calories, and that books could be eaten after they were read. Rachel Barnard resides in the Pacific Northwest and loves to dress up, talk about writing and books, and dance. Rachel Barnard primarily writes young adult books, including Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, At One’s Beast, and Donuts in an Empty Field (For the Love of Donuts Book 1).