The Class Reunion
Every five years, as summertime
An Announcement arrives in the mail
A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand
Make plans to attend without fail.
I'll never forget the first time we met
We tried so hard to impress
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars
wore our most elegant dress.
It was quite an affair; the whole class was there
It was held at a fancy hotel
wined and we dined and we acted refined
everyone thought it was swell.
The men all conversed about who had been first
To achieve great fortune and fame
their spouses described their fine houses
how beautiful their children became.
The homecoming queen, who once had been lean
Now weighed in at one-ninety-six
jocks who were there, had all lost their hair
the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.
No one had heard about the class nerd
guided a spacecraft to the moon
Or poor little
Jane, who'd always been plain
Had married a
boy we'd decreed 'most apt to succeed'
of his tonic and gin
While the one voted 'least',
now is a priest
Just shows you can be wrong
now and then.
awarded a prize to one of the guys
to have aged the least
Another was given, to
the grad who had driven
The farthest to attend
took a class picture, a curious mixture
crew-cuts and wide ties
Tall, short or skinny,
the style was the mini
You never saw so many
our next get-together, no one cared whether
impressed their classmates or not
The mood was
informal, a whole lot more normal
By this time
we were content with our lot.
It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores
We ate hamburgers, coleslaw and beans
We reminisced with old friends, sitting in the shade
In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.
By the fiftieth year, it was abundantly clear
We were definitely over the hill
who weren't dead, had to crawl out of bed
be home in time for their pill.
And now I can't wait, till they set the date
Our sixtieth is coming, I'm told
should be a ball; they've rented a hall
Shady Rest Home for the old.
Repairs have been made on my old hearing aid
My pacemaker's been turned up on high
wheelchair is oiled, my teeth have been boiled
I've bought a new wig and glass eye.
I'm feeling quite hearty and I'm ready to party
I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light
be lots of fun; But I just hope that there's more
me who will make it that night.