Featured Poem 8/24/03

A Happy Ending to "West Side Story"

Maria discovered she had a good head for business and became a successful restaurant owner.

Anita pursued a successful dancing career on stage.

Maria and Anita both got married later in life to younger men who were Tony and Bernardo reincarnated.

Riff reincarnated as a young priest who presided over Maria's and Anita's weddings.

Chino was rehabilitated in prison before the cutbacks and went on to run a successful tailoring business.

Baby John became a social worker helping troubled youth on the streets.

Officer Krupke went through several sensitivity workshops and initiated reforms in the police force.

Anybody's became a famous rock star. She got her start in Maria's restaurant.

© 2003 Kathleen King

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