SIUC Poem – Alma Mater

A little bit over 24 hours before the release of Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast, I figured there is no better time to share this piece dedicated to MY OWN Alma Mater. This is a piece from Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest and serves as the epilogue of the book–with the section being titled, “An Alumnus Matter.” #SalukisStandup

From Alma Mater: Vol. 1: The Midwest
Available Now for 99 cents! (Link Below)

*SIUC*

YES!!!!

I Made It!

YES!!!!

I’m Faded!!!

YES!!!!

I Made It
&
I Graduated

Do I want back into Carbondale?
YES-I-DO,
There is no other campus like
S-I-U!
Do I want another beer?
Why,
YES-I-DO;
It’s
Party-Party-Party
At
S-I-U!

It’s SIU—
Carbondale,
Party School—
Can’t you tell?
We hit the strip like Superfreaks:
Rick James, Bitch—
Dave Chappelle.
Got Pinch Penny,
Pregamed-a-fifth-of-Henny,
Gotta Bar Hop
Cuz there’s way too many;
End up
at Hangar 9,
Ten shots later
&
I’m feelin’ fine!
We had Stix, Gatsby’s, Carboz,
Names change
but
Memories
Don’t
Close:
Talkin’ 80s night at Stix,
Don’t make it back till six—
Cuz after all the bars closed
It was time to get
Don Taco,
Then Wise Guys,
Then surprise, surprise,
Afterparty:
Call the guys.
Beverage Street, College Street,
Flippy Cup—
Can’t be Beat,
This side is ready to play again,
Your team is ready to hit the can,
And if you doubt that we can win again,
November 4—
Yes-Yes We Can!

Do I want another drinking game?
YES-I-DO,
There is no other party like
S-I-U!
Do I want another year of school?
YES-I-DO!
It’s
Beauty-Beauty-Beauty
At
S-I-U!

Just walk around,
See the Deer,
Pass the Squirrels—
Campus Lake is near;
Got the Student Center with fun ’n games
We could bowl off camp’
But it’s not the same.
Got Thompson,
Neely Hall,
Mae Smith gets full when it hits the fall;
New students fall for the nature,
Our golden leaves―then venture
To the Rec Center for Racquetball
Then to Pulliam and Faner Hall,
Because after parties
Duty Calls,
Then Call of Duty
At Schneider Hall.
Break for Grinnell or Trueblood,
Maroon & White:
It gets in your blood.
When I walked the stage
&
Walked away,
It was hard to put these times away,
But as an alum—I’m here today
To say I wish I was there today…

Do I wish I was back?
Shit,
Yes-I-do.
I am a proud Saluki,

Signed,

Clyde Aidoo

Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest is available for sale below, also for 99 cents:
http://www.amazon.com/Alma-Mater-Vol-1-Midwest-ebook/dp/B00IR6EYG0/ref=sr_1_1/178-9250967-6300869?ie=UTF8&qid=1423675803&sr=8-1&keywords=Clyde+Aidoo

Alma Mater Vol. 2: The Northeast will be released THIS TUESDAY, March 3rd, and is available for pre-order below, also for 99 cents:

http://www.amazon.com/Alma-Mater-Vol-Collection-Celebrating-ebook/dp/B00TVBJL5O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1424566371&sr=8-2&keywords=Clyde+Aidoo

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