September 25, 2000
This poem was written by Bonnie Gibson, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bonnie is from a town called Outlook. She moved to Saskatoon last year because of SIAST Kelsey Campus. Bonnie is taking the Way To Work Program. She completed her Grade Twelve at Outlook High School. There are seven members in her family; she has three brothers, one sister and two parents. She says they are very boring, but that's what makes them so interesting.
I'm sitting here thinking about the past,
Hoping in the future, our friendship will last.
We have been friends for a short period of time;
And been through a lot, even so, we're just fine.
I've seen lots of people come and go,
Saying and doing whatever-careless, you know?
That's why your friendship means so much to me,
When I'm with you, I feel so secure, whole and so free.
Free from those who won't be around,
When times get tough, and I am down,
You'll be there for me and understand how I feel,
Because we both know our friendship is real.
[This poem was taken with permission, from an anthology of stories, poetry and other works by students of Basic Education 10, SIAST Kelsey Campus, entitled VISIONS 12.]