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Saturday, January 22, 2011
POEM ON THE OCCASION OF OUR 2000 REUNION
It’s the Millenium and here we are-----
Fatter, grayer and older by far.
In 35 years there was plenty anew,
So let’s just have a little review.
We have clones, cell phones and artificial hormones,
CD ROM’s, dot.coms, atom bombs and condoms.
Sperm banks, test tube babies,
Gurus, personal trainers and
Free love, gay love, and single parents,
Significant others and surrogate mothers
Penile implants, organ transplants and
Artificial parts, lasers, liposuction
And interchangeable hearts
Deficit spending and horrendous taxes,
E-mail, voice mail, internet and faxes.
Computers, commuters, highway shooters and I-Maxes.
Birth control pills and women’s liberation
Genetic engineering and sexual transformation
Smoke is out; coke is in and great disagreement about
the nature of sin.
Commies are out; terrorists are in.
I’m not sure we can call it a win.
Video games and animal rights,
Instant replay and even sound bites,
Cable TV and VCR’s
Moon rocks, space walks, black holes and Mars
Software, hardware, modems, mice and microwaves
Mobile homes, SUVs, mini cams
Satellites, hackers and holograms
Now let’s look at what remains
Things that never seem to change:
Rock & Roll, Country and Soul.
Cars, wars and the common cold
Bureaucrats, baseball, beer and booze
Blue jeans, cowboy boots and tennis shoes.
Doctors, lawyers and police chiefs
Sex offenders, social pretenders
And common thieves.
So my friends we’re going to get older
Though we gripe and complain
All the face lifts, boob jobs and
Viagra are completely in vain.
Let’s face the future with style and grace
We’ve had it good in this humble place.
An attitude of gratitude will keep our hearts alive
Let’s take the time to give three cheers for the class of '65
(Written by Margaret Speer Carter 9/17/99 for her 40th High School reunion in Ft. Smith, AR…………revised by Karen Schurig Bass for our 35th)