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Tender Years

We were just eighteen
Tender years you and I share
We saved up for gas
Put in my old Beetle Bug
Never knew if it would run
Or, if it would last

No air in that car
Hot summer days in the South
Our makeup running
Hair falling, need aqua net
So, our hair would reach the sky

Radio plays loud
Oingo Boingo, Tears for Fears
38 Special
Four Non Blondes, Flock of Seagulls
Listened to all of those years

We went to dances
And, tried out the ”The Running Man”
Getting our groove on
“Moon Walk,”, The “Cabbage Batch,” next
Trying to learn all of these 
The crowd just passes

We skinny-dipped, too
Harper’s lake, not to be seen
To the cabin fast
Oh, what will our mothers’ think?
A secret to keep

Those tender years had
My best friend, just you and me
Always together
It will last, time tried and true
Fun times, sad times, all times real
Fond memories, still.

©Holly P. Moore
   December 2012

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  1. Date: 1/6/2013 6:03:00 PM
    Joyous youth well portrayed...Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:44:00 PM
    Holly.. a wonderful win in Gail Angel Doyle's "tender year" contest... have yourself a wonderful 2013... always! PD

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 11:18:00 AM
    This is so beautiful! Big congratulations on your top win my dear friend, Holly! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 1:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your top spot win Holly love xx

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:16:00 PM
    congrats Holly on a superb write and win emoting tender feelings luv..

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 10:10:00 PM
    What beautiful memories to share with a good friend. Congratulations. Holly. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 7:21:00 PM
    I love how you relived your youths' memories in this one. Wonderful to read. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 2:52:00 PM
    Stopped by again to congratulate you on your win. Awesome!

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 7:25:00 AM
    Holly these are very good memories penned extremely well, love the skinny dipping bit....David

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 2:50:00 PM
    Very nicely done choka series, Holly...I owned 3 'beetle bugs', one being a 1957...we drove it from California to SC when I got out of the Navy...took us 2 months to get home! (many stops along the way)...Thanks for this poem - Tim

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Oh Holly ,the time will come to us when all that is left is the memories. Hold on tight there are so precious. Very well written. Merry Christmas Anne

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 8:05:00 AM
    you know Holly, this is brilliant , this poem all about wonderful memories, is so inspiring, he tells me to hang on to those happy days, because like a recipe, it mixes and blends for the future.

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 6:06:00 AM
    Ah yes fond memories! Enjoyed your poem. Nostalgic. Wishing you many more fond memories yet to come.