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Murwin, Chester (ed.) / The crimson
(1920)

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A MODERN MIASTERPIECE
Dedicated to English IV.
By DOROTHY GRACE STAFFORD.
A is for All of our English crowd,
Who range all the way from silent to loud.
B is for Bill who is never called William,
If he wore all his medals he'd look like a million.
B is for Chloes, surnamed Miss Bardeen,
In the midst of a fight, she is usually seen.
C is for Clara, that maid meek and mild,
Just one in a while does her temper get riled.
D stands for a word that describes the whole crowd,
Do you know what it is? One guess is allowed.
E is for Emma, in class she won't talk,
She gives as her reason, "My tongue's apt to balk."
F is for fiends and also for friends,
Which best fits the class? Oh well, "it depends,"
G is for Green, that's Walton's last name,
He's so energetic, he's sure to win fame.
H is for Head, the school handy man,
At all Gym affairs, he's the most loyal "fan."
is for It, which this class thinks they are,
According to them their fame has spread far.
J is for John, the jolly young tar,
As a joker he shines--should we call him a star?
K is for kids who think they are grown,
But we're from Missouri, we'll have to be shown.
L is for ladies, I can't think of one,
If I called the girls that, they'd think 'twas in fun.
M is for many, its a popular letter,
I can't leave one out, tho the rhyme would be better.
There is Eleanor first, with her fine grown up ways,
When a "date" is in sight, she never delays.
Then Ruth with her proud 'and quite stately demeanor,
What ever her fate, may she never be leaner.
Quite a contrast is Ada, who ought to grow more;
But her brain isn't stunted, she gets high marks galore.
Then there is young Murwin, tho last never least,
Biggest toad in the puddle, whose talk never ceased.
N is for Nelson, the class champion worker,
Wherever he goes, he'll not be a shirker.
0 is for Ogden, young Win. again,
Thot I had his disposed of, when he bobs up again.
p is for Page, Sar Anne in the play,
Whatever we call her, she's cheerful and gay.
Q is for quizzes, and queries and qtiestions,
They're equal to any,--this class that I mention.
The R's in the class in number are three,
So they call for three rhymes, as you plainly can see.
R is for Rivenburg, Eloise so demure,
For such extreme shyness, she should find a cure.
R is for Rossebo, Bonny for short,
He just loves that name, at least that's the report.
R is for Ruosch, our Carl you know,
From his actions of late, ne'er to heaven he'll go.
S stands for Smith and Simonsin, too,
Two Bills in this school give these two their just due.
T stands for tomorrow when the Seniors will work,
Today is too soon,---oh no, they don't shirk.
U is for Us in Room 24,
Please don't say the work has been always a bore.
V is for Virgil, who thinks we're 'all bad,
And tells us so too,-quite clever, begad.
W is for Walters, will he ever be bald?
Not unless to the barber he's forcibly hauler.
X stands for the future, its value unknown,
They paint it in colors of cheerfullest tone.
Y stands for Years you have spent around here,
How sadly we'll miss you! 'Twill be fatal, I fear.
Z is for Zieman, who rides back and forth,
But her favorite direction seems to be North.
If the alphabet numbered more letters than these,
My poem would be longer-look sad if you please!


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