As the setting sun is casting
The warmest reddening glow,
The bluetooth speakers tinny noise
Spreads across the park as girls
Whoop with cans of lager in their hands
And nervous dogwalkers scuttle past
But the kids don’t seem to notice
As the alcohol soaks away the stress
Of all those awful tests.
I went for a run around the local sports ground this evening. There was a beautiful sunset and it was so quiet until I noticed a group of about two hundred people up ahead.
I thought it was the running club, but as I got closer I realised they were all in Year 11, there was music playing and they were all drinking and having a fine old time.
Normally I would see this as antisocial behaviour and I would tut as I run past. However, I have seen all these kids doing exam after exam over the last two weeks, and I remember that feeling of having a week off and how it felt like such a weight was lifted off your shoulders.
I remember enjoying summer evenings doing a bit of underage drinking and I look back on it fondly, those beautiful sunkissed nights with friends I’ll never forget.