May 1st………..“IN YOUR KIESTER GRADE SCHOOL DAYS, DID YOU WEAR YOUR FARMER BOOTS DURING EVERY CLASS? EVEN DURING PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PHY. ED.) IN THE GYMNASIUM”?
POEM – “That Gym Floor Got Sore” by N. Elliott Noorlun
That Gym floor got sore, If you wore,
Scratchy street shoes in that place.
And you’d get no smile, From Custodian’s file,
Matter of fact, You’d get growl face.
Our Custodian crew, Who were true n blue,
Put in time and sweat and grunt,
And they sure never relished, What they’d embellished,
On a scratchy-shoed little runt!!
So before going inside, Every Susie and Clyde,
Got the word from the teacher’s news,
“We protect our gym floor, So if need, go to store”,
“And buy yourself new gym shoes”!!!
T’was like “holy ground”, When the only sound,
Emitting from that Gym Room,
Were squeaks of rubber, Bouncing shoes like flubber,
And a soft dust mop, No broom.
But on special occasions, When street shoes were a must,
They’d cover the floor, With a “dancing dust”.
Even then, you knew, To make light your treads,
Cause you were not wearing, Your gym shoes by “Keds”.
All in all, though, we learned, Back when we were young,
To take care of our school, Where its anthem was sung.
And it started by taking, Good care of our floor,
While in Phy. Ed. classes, In “Bulldog” days of yore!!! 😉