The Cemetery Essay Research Paper

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The Cemetery Essay, Research Paper “The Cemetery” I remember it like it was yesterday. Infact, it was yesterday. My parents were leaving for a couple of days, so I could do anything I wanted. I called Amy, a girl I know from school. After we got off the phone, I knew it was time. That night I would be initiated into the group. Amy was going to come over at nine and take me to the cemetery for the ceremony. The clock hit nine, and I looked outside. Amy was walking toward my house, dressed in straight black. The only light that you could see was her face. I, on the hand, had on solid black with hanging silver chains. We left my house and started walking. All I knew was we were going to the cemetery at ten thirty, nothing else. Any had told me that we had to go somewhere

else first. We went to the projects and Amy knocked on the door. Some other girl answered and they exchanged bags. Amy and I left, and started walking toward the cemetery. It was about a half-mile down the road from where we were. Curfew in this town is eleven, so we had to hurry out of sight from the cops. When we had got there, Sam, Vicki, and Justin, who were friends of mine, was already there. They were sitting around on tombstones talking. Amy and I joined in until Richard, Amber, and Amelia showed up. I did not really have a clue what we were doing, or what we were going to do. I started looking around; everyone was dressed in black. I had often asked myself why I did this, and why I did that, but now I had an answer. I dressed this way to fit in, but was it worth it? That

night was my “coming together” night, my initiation night. I would finally be excepted as one as “them”. Did I really want that though? I did not want say anything to anyone. I looked and listened to everyone else that was there. I looked at Justin and Vicki who were smoking cigarettes. Their bodies were very frail, dressed in black clothes, sitting on the tombstones. Sam and Amy were across from them talking to one another. They were drinking soda and laughing. Sam looked at me, then at everyone else. “It is time,” she said, as she got up. Everyone had a bag except me. Amber had a CD player in hers. She took it out and turned it on. She also had something inside of a box. She did not open it, but she sat it next to an empty space on the ground. Richard brought red

wine and a box. He laid the box next to Ambers. It was like that with everyone. Amelia had brought drinking glasses, Justin had a table cloth. Sam and Vicki brought food. Amy did not show hers though. They each had a box that they laid next to the others. They took their bags and piled them near me. I wasn?t sure what was in all those boxes, but I found myself not being able to wait and see. Amber turned on the CD player and I had not recognized the band at first. Then it turned out to be Godsmack. Richard poured the wine into the glasses that were lying there. Everyone was very quiet. Richard handed me a glass. Mine was very different from everyone else?s. It was very fancy with designs and symbols on it. I heard the tower bell ding eleven times, which meant it was eleven

o?clock. “It is time to open the boxes,” Sam had said to everyone. Sam was like the leader of the group; she was the one who started this “group”. I did not get it at first, but I was supposed to open one box and take a drink of wine. Then everyone else would say so mote it be, and then they would take a drink. Sam handed me one box, the first one. I opened it, and inside was my trench coat. That was to show that I would be one of “them”. I took a drink, and they said the words, and did the same. Amy handed me the next box. It had black lipstick, hair dye, and fingernail polish. I already had black fingernail polish at home. I guess this was the same type they all used. Then I took a drink, the words came, and they took a drink. Vicki was next one to give me a box. I