Michael Pruchnicki

Last Semester - Poem by Michael Pruchnicki

MR DUFFY's English classes at CERMAK TECH
staged the first annual XMAS WITH THE STARS
during the third week of December 2007
I know that everyone who attended had a good
time, except maybe for MR RILEY's Industrial Arts
classes, most of whom arrived tardy and with a faint
aroma of cannabis clinging to their orange coveralls.
But MERRY XMAS to all, as both MR DUFFY and
MR RILEY said at the hearing held in the principal's
office the day we returned from XMAS break.
Let bygones be bygones as the principal said
at last week's assembly in the auditorium!

XMAS WITH THE STARS was the brainchild
of a sophomore in MR DUFFY's first period class,
CHUCK NOVAK, best known on campus for his book
of erotic poetry entitled KISS THE WORM GOODNIGHT!
Wow! is all this reporter can say! You might remember
me from the part I played - MIMI LEIBOWITZ as Juliet
opposite that hunk of a first string quarterback, MICKEY
MALLOY, who played Romeo. Wow! again from me!

You may recall seeing ESTELLE CLANCY who sashayed
around the stage in that mini-skirt of hers! Of course,
all the Industrial Arts & Shop guys loved her! Cheering
and clapping till the rafters shook! MR DUFFY paid
close attention to her shenanigans as she strutted about,
but he's just a man, of course, and we know about that!
The girls loved MONTY LAFORCE who was a real standout
in his toga as Ben Hur. Class drones included WALLY
characters in SHAKESPEARE's Midsummer Night's Dream.
Honestly, those guys looked like LARRY, CURLY and MOE
in their costumes!

More to follow in our next newsletter from CERMAK TECH -
Your Class Correspondent MIMI LEIBOWITZ

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 2, 2008

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