Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Don Desroches, a PSS student from 1992-1996, wrote and shared the following original poem regarding the significance of PSS and his memories of the school. Thanks to Don for sharing this with our school community.
PSS: 'Farewell but not forgotten'
We grow up, go to school, wondering what else to do.
Making new friends, grade 9, making new trends.
For four, five or more years we learn,
From teachers, fellow students, and activities to discern.
The memories are fading, twenty or more years later,
The path of life went all over the place, sometimes with the foot down on the accelerator.
But the mind, the spirit, the memories as of late are ever so clear,
When familiar faces and surroundings this weekend are near.
Sure the things we did may not have been politically correct,
However the entire world is changing. What do you expect?
After we graduate, while making friends and learning as we go along,
The bond may become weak, and for some reason NOW they are again strong.
We live as young adults, growing older, making life altering decisions,
Decisions we regret or cherish, even if they were not our original visions.
This day is oh so bitter sweet,
While the end is near, the gathering will be a treat.
At P.S.S. like other places, this school went through many changes,
However some things remained intact, even throughout the ages.
As our ancestors, the Redskins were here,
Then with strength and Pride, the Lions came without fear.
The school spirit, success and pride,
Are displayed throughout in red and white.
May we keep our P.S.S. colours bright,
For one last time as we lost the fight.
Our refuge, our school from youth might be fading away,
But our memories within us are here to stay.
We are celebrating 50 years, together with our heads held high.
Thank you everyone, as we all say goodbye.
P.S.S. Esprit, Fierté, Succès.