From 2014, apparently. 




Ferris Bueller's Day Off

For school, our Ferris cares not half a jot.
To cherish youth, one must not read, but live!
The truant Mr Bueller answers not
His teacher's repetitious vocative.

With Sloane and Cameron, he shall roam the city
Enjoying his day off. Life is a lark!
Poor Cameron's uptight, but Sloane is pretty.
Museum, restaurant, and baseball park

Are must-see hot-spots for our feckless crew.
They'll ride in a Ferrari really fast!
They'll do things most of us won't dare to do.
They'll dodge Authority. They'll have a blast.

Hapless Principal Rooney, foiled once more
In his attempt to nab the mischievous one,
Will amble home dispirited and sore,
A fitting fate for one opposed to fun.

And yet, for Ferris, youth so quickly passes:
He'll work from nine to five; he'll feel the pain
Of aching bones; he'll need his reading glasses;
He'll trade in "Twist and Shout" for "Danke Schoen."





Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-06-08 at 11:26

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one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
i absolutely agree with lawrence, 100%, and more power to him.
2018-06-09


Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
I don't know. Ferris could have ended being one of those guys who has figured out how to get away in the middle of the day for a round of golf.
2018-06-08


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
Did anyone really dare to act like Ferris Buller when we were that age? It's a fantasy of what we wish we had dared to do and now feel we wish we had, except at the end you show us what happened to those who dared break all the rules. It was the ultimate high school fantasy, but we are now relieved we didn't try it. Enjoyable read and a great rhythm to the poem. :)
Ashe
2018-06-08