Write me love letters on perfumed stationeries
Declare love and talk about our future like the visionaries.
Let’s talk face to face, not just a text or chat
Nothing gets better than that.
Let’s watch the sun set and rise and just keep silent
Take in the view and the moment.
Keep it slow, simple, like old school
Yes, that kind of love would be so cool.
The past remains in the past
You can visit but shouldn’t stay
Suddenly I just remember him
His smile and the way he walks
I used to roam the hallways in the hopes of seeing him
Though I don’t have that feeling anymore
His memory makes me smile still
It appeared inside our classroom
at a quarter after ten,
it gobbled up the blackboard,
three erasers and a pen.
It gobbled teacher’s apple
and it bopped her with the core.
“How dare you!” she responded.
“You must leave us . . . there’s the door.”
The Creature didn’t listen
but described an arabesque
as it gobbled all her pencils,
seven notebooks and her desk.
Teacher stated very calmly,
“Sir! You simply cannot stay,
I’ll report you to the principal
unless you go away!”
But the thing continued eating,
it ate paper, swallowed ink,
as it gobbled up our homework
I believe I saw it wink.
Teacher finally lost her temper.
“OUT!” she shouted at the creature.
The creature hopped beside her
and GLOPP . . . it gobbled teacher.
I forgot to tie my shoes
So I missed the bus
Because I missed the bus
I arrived late at school
Since I was late,
I was not able to pass my homework
As I was unable to pass my homework,
I did not get an A+
Because I did not get a good grade,
I did not become an honor student.
Since I was unable to be part of the honor roll
I did not get to be known at school
Since I was a great unknown,
No one voted for me to be class President.
I did not become class President
all because I forgot to tie my shoes.
They say there’s no school
like the old school
I guess they’re right
The cartoons before were certainly
better than the ones now
The music before meant something
and it touched the heart
Unlike so many music of today
People seemed to be all the wiser
and children seemed to be more healthier
Change is good, that is true
as long as it’s for the better
We need to change, as a way to adapt
but there are some things
that are just hard to let go
I guess I’m being dramatic
and a bit melancholic
I really just can’t help it
If given the chance to relive the 90’s
I would do it all over again
Stuck in the past, maybe I am
I guess I just love being
one of the old school