I Was So Sure This Day Would Come

I Was So Sure This Day Would Come

I was so sure this day would come.

The day I were to turn my tassel

Was going to be the day of my accomplishments.

This day to come was foreseen,

Just as a rumbling storm begins to crawl across the horizon. 

The day I were to turn my tassel 

Was the day I would celebrate.

Laughing and sharing of all the memories

Like family uniting for the first time in a long time.

The day I were to turn my tassel 

Was the day I made them proud.

Knowing my goal that lied ahead

And sticking to it until the end. 

The day I were to turn my tassel

Was the day I was going to say, “I did it!”

Like when you finally find your person in this world

And cannot hold your blurting words of, “I love you!” to them.

The day I were to turn my tassel 

Was the day I would walk across the stage.

Carefully placing each moccasin to greet the floor

Walking in grace knowing my ancestors are with me. 

The day I were to turn my tassel 

Was the day I thought would happen.

I was so sure of hearing my full name I requested to be said. 

I was so sure of hearing my tribal affiliation to represent my people.

I was so sure of hearing my Degree name being announced.

I was so sure of hearing my section cheering me on.

I was so sure this day would come,

The day I were to turn my tassel.

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