UNC Graduation

UNC-CH Class of 2000

Here’s to the Class of 2000, just a few months to go,
Just a few more rehearsals, before the new drama will show
That no one leaves as they came, no one can stop the cheers,
No one escapes the lunatic fringe without new tunes in their ears.

Some of us slink quite unnoticed, others, flamboyant arise,
But who can give up being students without a tear in their eyes?
So ask the ridiculous question, grab for the mate of your dreams,
Try to make fools of the lecturing tools in this well-oiled machine.

Since May now beckons like Haywood, wide open underneath,
Take all that you can from this old stand of flowering Dogwood trees.
No time now to brush your teeth, or pick up your dirty room
Laugh in the face of the preachers who preach the economics of doom.

Some go to the Cave, 506, Linda’s, The Skylight, The Cradle or Hell,
You better get up and go somewhere before they ring the last bell.
The days are full of tests, recitals, or lugubrious papers to write,
But statistics show the time you glow is from 10 to 3 at night.

So flip this page of blathering and follow the directions, my dear,
You wouldn’t want to miss the very best show of the year.
And one more time before the line of square caps starts to form
Do something only students can: break away from the corporate norm.

Good Luck & Peace.
The Gadflies
Chapel Hill NC 27514
Our Next Show is Friday March 10th: Trace Gallery, next to the Pour House on Blount, Raleigh.

Copyright, Doug Stuber, 2000. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given, and with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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