by Cassie Birk
It is with the utmost pleasure
And sensitivity to different worldviews
That I stand before all of you wonderful
People here today.
As I praise
You, know that I am really praising myself.
The man who stood here before me gave this same speech, but you all are young
So as I look upon your smiling
Or sleeping faces I’ll stand here and commend you as I am paid to do.
So when you are struggling I say I will deal with it personally
But it’s really my personal that won’t take you seriously.
The things that I say will make you praise me
Because you think I care.
You millennials are the same everywhere.
I’ve said my piece now do your part
Keep me in power and I’ll consider a heart to heart.
CASSIE BIRK is a Northwest writer at a Midwest school still trying to find her direction.