Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Miss America came back

Hello pretty ladies
You were gone for a while
We missed your pretty faces
Your poise and your smile

You were taken to Las Vegas
That place just wasn’t right
But then you did return
Much to our delight

You belong in Atlantic City
Where it all began
As a swim suit competition
The local people ran

Back to Atlantic City
The parade will be at night
And every one of these ladies
Will be a beautiful sight

By, Randee Saber  9/4/2013

Miss America 2014: Pageant waves to Atlantic City once again

They arrived like an assembly of goddesses in the late-afternoon sun, light glistening off their 53 identical silver crowns. Positioned against a backdrop of Roman columns in the outdoor amphitheater of Atlantic City's Kennedy Plaza, beauties from around the country — the contestants in the 2014 Miss America pageant — gathered on the city's boardwalk for the first time in nine years.

The last Miss America to have her dream come true in Atlantic City was crowned in September 2004. The next year, the pageant left "America's Favorite Playground" for Las Vegas. This month, Miss America is back and both Atlantic City and New Jersey are rolling out the red carpet.

Friday, August 2, 2013

High School Reunions - Atlantic City High School, class of 1971

I may not desire
To live in the past
But high school for some
Was really a blast

High School sweethearts
The prom King and Queen
The class President
Who was squeaky clean

Sorority girls
How mean they could be
If you got to know them
You would agree

First in our class
Or a football star
The lucky ones
Had their own car

The popular kids
Hung out all the time
This social ladder
Was hard to climb

Both riot and snow days
We got off from school
Police in our building
Prevented a dual

A college degree
Was ours to pursue
Going into the service
Was an option  too

How many students
Would move far away
And how many beach bums
Would never stray

Those high school years
Have long gone away
But high school reunions
Will be here to stay

Randee Saber 7/31/2013

Comment:  My high school days were during Martin Luther King's assassination. These were very turbulent times and there was rioting in our school. The racial divide in Atlantic City High School was quite apparent and as such, there was a lot of tension.  Most of the white students came from middle class families that lived downbeach in Ventnor and Margate. We never had black students in my elementary or Junior High school. Though I was initially afraid of this integration, the majority of whites and blacks did not mingle. Also, there was quite a change from a strict dress code during our first couple of years to wearing jeans our senior year. I met my husband, ACHS class of '65 just six months after I graduated from ACHS in 1971 and we've been married 40 years.

Friday, July 26, 2013

His Royal Highness

A Royal Family member
A cherished infant son
All eyes are now upon you
Your life has just begun

The newest Royal Highness
Prince George, your given name
Just like your great, great grandpa
Whose first name was the same

You’re from The House of Windsor
A British dynasty
And in line for the throne
Your place is number three

By, Randee Saber  7/26/13

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A monster in your house

A monster’s in your house
But do you even care
That he is really troubled
Or are you unaware

An arsenal of guns
Eventually he’ll use
A semiautomatic
A gun that he will choose

Killing high school classmates
An outcast that he was
He killed those little children
No reason just because                

So parents I implore you
Beware this monster son
Get rid of all your weapons
Or trouble has just begun

By, Randee Saber 2/2/2013