Thank You

A chance encounter
A wave of hand
A familiar face
A breaking smile

Triggers a train of thought
A walk down memory lane
Vivid images of cherished times
Of growing up and carefree lives

Classroom pranks and innocent lies
Stolen lunches and greedy bites
Muddy shoes and loose hung ties
Of friendships stronger than family ties

The teachers who fanned our imagination
With a word of praise and the occasional stick
An encouraging smile for every puzzled look
Of discovering a world beyond text books

It all comes back each time I pass you by
I find myself await another smile
This perhaps is a good time to say this
For its been brewing for a while

Everything I've ever wanted or wanted to be
For making me who I am or ever will be
Thank you dear Alma Mater
For being a part of me