Thursday, May 25, 2017

Rash Departs

 It’s So Hard to Say ‘Goodbye’ to Neuwoehner

Noooooow here's a little story I've got to tell
About the Neuwoehner staff I’ve known so well
It started way back, 2015,
With me, Mr. Mike, and M.C. (Tiff’ny.)
I had a PBIS project to steer
Just me and my camera and some boo-yahs to cheer
Rhymin’ grooves hot, kicking wit my squad
Schwartz’s posse asks for autographs as they applaud
One lonely Mikey I be
After dancin’ can’t be seen with nobody
Coach Green is stealing scenes like a cute kitty cat
Coach Red goin BeeGee’d wardrobe mishap
Lookin' for a partner, I lucked into this bird,
Her name is M.C. Tiff, I said, "Howdy," she said, "Word."

Tiiiiiiff shouted “C’mon sugar,” it sounded great on cue
Only one day with a script, and she’s ready to shoot
Laird and Lindsey on the clock, Wes Morgan’s on the watch
Tin’ and Lib assist, where none persist, more grandiose than not
I said, “Teach me to dance,”
She looked at me askance
Had a chance to impress
Gave MC Tiff my best
Quick on the beat, I thought I’d be dead
Tiff cut the rug, gave me a shrug, and this is what she said:

“Now, my name is MC Tiff, I’ve got a license to groove,
I think you know what time it is, it’s time to bust a move, 
Now what do we have here, a director with a fear
Of hip hop steps, may I suggest, you break it down right’chere!”

We stepped into the spotlight, with a storybook begin
You think this story’s over but here comes a different spin.

“Now, what about a second act to introduce,
You’ve got a chance to exit Neu with this shoot
It’s not a tough decision as you can see
This song’s your last Mr. Mike motivational speech!”
I said, “I’ll dance with you-“
Tiff said, “Wait, let me cut you off there,”
Is this the time for odd plot twists and storytelling fodder?
Don’t do it like this, don’t do it like that,
We need a better plan of attack, soooo…”
“I may be leaving Neu, but, here’s a good plan,
I’ll talk about my Tiger crew and our positive brand
Mr. Miiiike, that is my name,
And, here’s a little dope singing to say, ‘so long, gang.’”

“It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday…”    

MissaLinda H, she starts our story number two
Dancing in the forties with the rest of AU
20s hall is bumpin,’ Ganley loves attention
Parkin, Brown, and Schraute, and, their Paras bring the funk
Tiff said, “Yippee, yo, the Western Pods,
Don’t forget about them, ‘cause they do a lot!”
Just then, another voice jumped in, “Hey honey!
It’s Melissa Neels and I’m about to get funky!”
Pulled out her ax, played a tune so fly
Tiff yelled, “Get it, girl!” As I clapped and cried
Suddenly the staff hit the gym to rave
McMurt and Letz banged, Stu played air bass 
“I’m Mr. Mike and you have my respect,
Now, suga show ‘em how, won’t they seem impressed?”
MC Tiff was with it, ‘cause she’s an ace
Limbaugh and even Dalgaard made the “wow” face
Jen Leaders knew the moves, Nurses Zack and Megan too,
The speech department did a chorus line so smooth
OT/PT whistled loud, Moser said, “Way to go,”
I gave Tiff a thumbs up, Lib, some “Boo-Yah” soul!

This song (poem) was created by the incomparable Mike Rash as a salute to his tour at Neuwoehner. The bulletin board and lion are also his doing. He will be teaching drama and inspiring students elsewhere. Wishing you all the best Mr. Rash.