College memories – NaPoWriMo Day10

So, the college girl turns 21. That’s when the parents worry about legal drinking. We all know our angels have not touched a drop of alcohol before that. We gave our girl all sorts of drinking advice, unfortunately most born of experience, and hope she took it to heart. We lived through our youth, and we pray our kids live through theirs. Do you dare tell about your college memories?

In college days
We loved cheap 25-cent beers,
And parties with kegs
That left us with wobbly legs.

Plenty of times
We crept home to collapse,
Waking to bed spins
And lights we wanted dim.

Then there’s that time
I knew not to drive.
A roommate took over,
We searched the next day
For the car a block away.

When you’re young
You do what you want
And don’t always think
That what you might do
Could really hurt you.

Hopefully we grow up.


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Co-author of Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of her mother's childhood; author of Poems That Come to Mind, for caregivers of dementia patients; Co-author/Editor of Battlefield Doc, a medic's memoir of combat duty during the Korean War; life writing enthusiast; loves history and culture (especially Japan), poetry, and cats
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