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The Freshman Effect

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The Freshman Effect

Upperclassmen of universities beware:
The horror, the terror, the outright scare
That comes onto your campus twice a year;

Cover your ears and close your eyes
They cover the ground and darken the skies:
The untrained, roguish freshmen are now here.

They come in swarms too great to number
They party late and disturb your slumber
They do not know the pricelessness of time;

They take your space in the parking lot
They take the dorm you should have got
And they choke up all the cafeteria lines.

"You were freshmen too," they say
"You probably partied every day,"
They have a point, but you don't really care.

You have weathered your college years
You've learned some things and fought your fears
You've earned your place; the freshies must earn theirs.

They will be seniors too someday
Then it will be their turn to say:
Upperclassmen of universities, Beware!

Copyright © Tara Andre

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 10:06:00 AM
    "...they do not know the pricelessness of time.." love this, defines those around me perfectly!

    Andre Avatar Tara Andre
    Date: 9/12/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Right? They tend to mellow out by Spring, though.