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Above:  Graduation, Randolph Henry High School, Keysville, Virginia, 1943

Image Source = LIbrary of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/fsa.8d31295/)

Reproduction Number = LC-USW3-033328-E

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

This poem seems to be related to the previous one:  https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/farewell-to-the-seniors/.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

AUGUST 9, 2013 COMMON ERA

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As life’s ship its anchor casts

In the port it has reached at last,

After the work of eleven years,

Your High School graduation nears.

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So at this time, dearest friend,

I pause a moment, before the end

Of your High School career

To say a word of hope and cheer.

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May your life-ship smoothly sail,

Never meet an angry gale;

May you be free from care and strife,

May you have a fruitful life.

—–

May God keep you all the way–

May you never from Him stray,

Then, some happy day, draw nigh

To meet with joy again–on high.

RANDOLPH WINBURN BARRETT

MAY 24, 1930 COMMON ERA

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