Poetry of Kansas

The Junior Stood

The Junior stood beside the stair,
Stood waiting for his maiden fair;
      He softly swore, and did berate
      The Prof. who keeps his classes late;
The class rushed by, but patient there
            The Junior stood.
He looks aloft with restless air;
She comes, the maid with golden hair,
      At last. He needs no longer wait.
She meets another up the stair;
She gives her books into his care;
      She never turns, but passes straight.
      Then grinding hard his teeth with hate
And gazing through the vacant air,
            The Junior stood!
___Perlee R. Bennett
Selected by Arthur Richmond Marsh
(Lawrence: Journal Publishing Co. 1888)
Page 138
July 18, 2003 / John & Susan Howell / Wichita, Kansas / howell@kotn.org

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