Just outside The mountain town Of Mulberry Once stood The famous university Of Professor Cunningherry
Though the university Still stands Leadership Has changed hands And the professor Was fired - and rumor says - Has left the land
And ever since There has been Much woe & sadness About the lose Of Cunningherry And the days of gladness
The reasons And details of his firing Are quite unclear A mystery Muchly talked about Among people Around here
For in those wondrous days People came here From near & far Bringing with them Their school buses, tents & cars
And in these They lived And were more than merry Enjoying academic freedom With Professor Cunningherry
His absence though Is being felt More and more Especially among Two of his students - Baruch and Gulmore
Checked they did Various places In town But information Concerning the professor Just couldn't be found
So in hopelessness Despair and dismay They finally rested At the coffee shop "Display and Say"
And there It just so happened To be The insane poet Was reading His poetry
He was an object Of laughter And it was commonly claimed "His words are Complete gibberish - Meaningless and insane"
To explain His poetry The poet never would And as to why Baruch and Gulmore Had understood
For today Listening paid off For Barach & Gulmore
They had understood The words To the core
No longer concealed A mystery revealed In this new light A cause for fright
For among themselves Must abide The secret of the professor That has to hide
Otherwise Against them They'll find A big political system
Oh, when will be The guarantee For people to be Mentally free?
Of daring adventures The young Often dream Of being heroes Of ending evil schemes
And for Barauch & Gulmore A grand adventure Awaits To test imagination's outcome With reality's Fate
Said Gulmore "Baruch I don't know About you But I know about me Insipid as it is I like security"
Answered Barauch "Also with me does That feeling abide But I've another feeling Conflicting inside
The youthful disease Of impetuousness Has dictated to me That adventure's a must
And in discussing It became alarmingly Clear The secret, they found Was their basis For fear
So their minds Greatly confounded Within and without Were desiring relief And grasping about
Then tauntingly, guess what Came to haunt their minds Sneaking up upon them - Slapping them from behind?
A saying which They spoonfed to themselves Vomited forth And was mysteriously felt
"When any problem Is ailing you, There's a simple solution And here's what to do"
"Just remember the words Of our motto Then the answer You'll always know:
"Be truthful And honest Anything else Is profanity and lust"
"These worlds of wisdom!" Cried Baruch "Have they found Their limits? The answer this time Is seemingly misfit"
But to get them Out of this awful bind Rationalization came along To ease their minds
And they concluded "The real foundation Of society Is untruthfulness Until it's ready, to pollute it With truth Would be eveilness"
So an irrelevant truth Baruch and Gulmore Used for a vent Telling everyone That on a camping trip Their time's to be spent
That next day When the stars Were still in the sky They said "hi" To the mountains And to Mulberry - "good bye"
Ah, the mountain atmosphere So crystal clear Ah, so serenely graceful and exquisitely dear
Pine needles Are tickling the air Wind is touching all With motherly care
Laughter is blooming Within the flowers And the voice of birds Say "It's the commencing hour"
All are awesomely Awaiting for the event to be The curtains shall arise And soon will come The Jubilee
To Baruch and Gulmore A word of caution - BEWARE! Often without warning Quietness booms in the air
Silent words of rhyme Soothed their minds Thoughts interwoved And dissolved Their souls bloomed Into living notes Floating among the clouds
Dancing upon rays of sunshine They traveled throughout planets & suns And, indeed, did experience the divine
Oh, in the still air A message Seemed to ring Despite silence A song seemed to sing:
Come one. Come all. Come great. Come small.
Arise! It's Sunrise! The ceremony has begun Come rejoice in The coming of Mother Sun Come partake In the exotic rite Celebrating the birth of life
Life for the great is life for the small Life for one means life for all
Thus ends Chapter One...