Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Class of 2014

For every commencing and greeting, there is bound to be good bye
And I know I will say this in the years to come with such a sigh,

For I’ll never forget the junior class of twenty fourteen
For they were a class of such love, so caring and yet sometimes mean

I’ll remember the first day I entered the class of science two
They were so warm and friendly, yet noisy and a bit naughty too

I can still remember the first day in class with my sweet Yuki
Sitting all peaceful in class smiling so sarcastically at me

I remember last year when we had that painful public speaking?
How Amanda rocked premarital and Chu Shen swayed so chilling!

Remember when Cameraman Leon brought his lethal guns for speech?

Brendan forgot his lines, but then managed to finish with a reach

How could I forget those Lit classes with Ezekiel and 'Earnest'?
Those days with Caesar, Oberon, Kellers, Silas and the Tempest

The best day came when we went out to watch Gatsby at twin towers
Nando’s, Popcorn,  tears at the end with Leonardo’s Lenses

Newspaper Projects and then those Esther talks and the interviews
Yih Wei forever laughter and the day her tears broke my fuse

And who could forget scorching days under the hot sun that could kill?
When my coaching of the Helang football team lost seven to nil

And the day I raced HarrithCalebChris and master Yip Nigel
When Joshua crushed me down bad twenty-one to twelve in a nut shell

But I’ll never forget my lovely Lydia who's always there to see
The day my wrist was in plaster and she took that photo of me

And how can I forget my handsome charming Maeson, the usher?

And, the vibrant violinist, Chris who is a poor defender

And who could forget that steaming Debating day?
When later Nadia pwned me in class with such a sway

And, oh my God, the day Sarah stood strong for her love in class
Cracked and smashed the pedestal I stood on like sheer glass

And that late afternoon with my forever Vira in class
When her Beyonce brought down my tears like tinted glass

I will never forget you Savira for the biggest heart that you have inside
Sobbing in tears she told me, 'Ali, you're a fine dad' and that changed the tide

And those late afternoons in Lit class with Ilyana and the Puck
Trying to come up with an ending to Sophiya's love life with little luck

And that glorious day when Oh Wah Dat accepted my modest plea
We raced like rats in the pool, all watching, and I lost so miserably

And how can I forgive my commrades EshmaelHaziq and Ibrahim
Though we lost way, had Roti Canai, slept half way, and came last in a grim

And my prosecutor Amy Kato always complaining for her mark
Not knowing she had always been my secret favorite in the dark

And how can I forget the words of Wong Kar Kei, truly my finest
She'll be a 'Star' writer with words that are strong yet never biased

And how can I forget my teacher and mentor the kind, cunning Kristen
She's a genius, I just know she’ll end up as some lawyer in Princeton

But there is one lady above all, I’ll remember forever
For she defined determination, hard work and true endeavor

For she was the one whom I learnt to respect and admire the most
For she was the one who stood up for her beliefs, never left her post

For she was the one who lead students in class and perfects in school
For she always pulled herself together in trouble, yet kept so damn cool

For she was wise in class, criticized me with every chance she had
For she was the first who cheered me up when I was upset and sad

For I’ll remember her ever blooming smiles on those rainy Malaysian days
For she showed me how to be happy, hopeful in many different ways

For she is none other than our one and only, Annie Liew
The one I wanted to say, ‘Hey..., I’m so gonna miss you’

I wish you and the rest of the class nothing but the very best
I hope you’ll succeed, be prosperous in life with its hidden test

Don’t forget each other in coming days, months and years to come
We made endless memories, more to come in our upcoming prom

I’ll never forget you, my dear friends, for as long as I teach
For you brought the sheer magic to our school and what we preach

God bless you my dear Cempakans in the life you’re about to embark
Keep in touch, fall in love, fly high, reach for the stars and never be afraid of the dark

Alireza Manzour
29th April 2014
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