2016 came around
Basketball dominated my mind. It gave me joy I had found
It was my last season
I was sad for it to end, and for a good reason
It was my passion, it gave me life
It had treated me well, like a loving wife.
However the ride was over, it was time to move on
To the younger players, I would pass the baton
As sad as I was losing the fun
I knew the journey had just begun.
Before I knew it, it was time to graduate
Sitting on the stage for my diploma I would wait
Valedictorian, what a deed
I was the happiest I had ever been, indeed
Before I knew it, it was off to college
For me, it was the pursuit of scientific knowledge
What a new world, it was a new beginning
I couldn't help but spend most of my time grinning
Classes got hard, boy it was a grind
But succeed I must, so I can become a doctor and help mankind
Every fiber of me was tested
However when grades came out I was not bested.
Success had found me once again
I was happy, and it was sweet like sugar cane.
But now the year is over
It came and it went, like a plane doing a fly over
Mistakes were made, triumphs were enjoyed
But ultimately barriers were destroyed
I am a different man, my have I grown
That can be heavily attributed to having my nose to the grindstone
2016, oh what a year
I cannot wait for 2017 to premier.