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Twas The Night Before Finals

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  • Popplestone, Ann
    A little seasonal academic humor T was the Night Before Finals
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 11, 2001
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      Twas The Night Before Finals

      A little seasonal academic humor


      T'was the Night Before Finals

      > > T'was the night before finals,
      > > And all through the college,
      > > The students were praying
      > > For last minute knowledge.
      > >
      > > Most were quite sleepy,
      > > But none touched their beds,
      > > While visions of essays
      > > Danced in their heads.
      > >
      > > Out in the taverns,
      > > A few were still drinking,
      > > And hoping that liquor
      > > Would get their brains thinking.
      > >
      > > In my own apartment,
      > > I had been pacing,
      > > Dreading all those exams
      > > I soon would be facing.
      > >
      > > My roommate was speechless,
      > > His nose in his books,
      > > And my comments to him
      > > Drew unfriendly looks.
      > >
      > > I drained all the coffee,
      > > And brewed a new pot,
      > > No longer caring
      > > That my nerves were shot.
      > >
      > > I stared at my notes,
      > > But my thoughts were all muddy,
      > > My eyes went a'blur,
      > > I just couldn't study.
      > >
      > > "Some pizza might help,"
      > > I said with a shiver,
      > > But each place I called
      > > Refused to deliver.
      > >
      > > I'd pretty much concluded
      > > Life is unfair and cruel,
      > > Since our futures all depend
      > > On grades made in school.
      > >
      > > When all of a sudden,
      > > Our door opened wide,
      > > And Patron Saint Put-It-Off
      > > Ambled inside.
      > >
      > > Her spirit was careless,
      > > Her manner was mellow,
      > > She looked at the mess
      > > And started to bellow:
      > >
      > > "Why should us students
      > > Make such a fuss,
      > > About what those teachers
      > > Toss out to us?"
      > >
      > > "On Cliff Notes! On Crib Notes!
      > > On Last Year's Exams!
      > > On Wingit and Slingit,
      > > And Last Minute Crams!"
      > >
      > > Her message delivered,
      > > She vanished from sight,
      > > But we heard her laughing
      > > Outside in the night.
      > >
      > > "Your teachers won't flunk you,
      > > So just do your best.
      > > Happy Finals to All,
      > > And to All, a good test."
      >
      >

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