by The Cowl Editor on January 25, 2018


eighteenth birthday sign
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by Erin Lucey ’20


Let regret get lost in the noise

And pain be forgotten with the night.

Count down to the future

And be the reason it’s bright.


Bring with you those who inspire,

And abandon those who restrain.

Let the lessons stick with you

But the clock dissolve the stain.


Hoping to grow,

And planning to accept,

While promising to cherish

And have a soul well kept.


Holding onto the best,

But letting my heart enjoy the fresh air,

Because you can’t dance in the rain

Without wetting your hair.