OK, a little earlier than expected, I am attempting…
12. Post a piece of my creative writing here.
It’s for students, and those who once were them!
Here’s to Student Life
Here’s to acting before we think,
And dirty knives and forks and plates –
Encrusted with the old remains
Of pasta, pasta, or takeaways –
Never cleaned for several days.
Here’s to all such student mould;
Here’s to living in the cold,
Since we can’t afford to heat the place;
To having no time to wash one’s face
Before running to class ten minutes late,
And sidling in in such a state
Then realise you forgot your books.
Here’s to the moments we can sneak
Inside the lecture halls to sleep,
To writing essays at three a.m.
(Left until the last minute again).
And still making our class at nine.
Here’s to the grown-ups we’ll become,
To the lives we’ll achieve when all this is done.
And here’s to this life and enjoying the ride,
Because, all too soon, we must leave it behind.