I still can always remember when
Back room of library, we were let in;
Some wore shorts and also shirts;
Others had blouses on with their skirts.
Men were well-mannered and behaved;
For first time in years, smoothly shaved;
Women were elegant and a powdered nose;
Nowadays no one ever wears any hose.
Color added demure to a woman's cheek
Instead of looking white and very bleak;
Lipstick was livid and also so appealing
Giving you a great and terrific feeling.
Of course, men's voices remained lower;
They were told to read poems much slower;
Woman read words completely with ease;
Seemed so poignant and everyone did please.
Readings were finally over and done
And a fresh, new idea we came upon;
Format of reading will work on and tweak,
Then maybe we can have one once a week.
Read this poem and then when through,
See how many people you can send it to
So in all of their lives happiness can find
Together with pleasure and peace of mind.
Always welcome criticisms and comments