Poetry Break: "Final Exam"
Time for another Poetry Break. I wrote this one between 5:30 and 6:30 this morning:
Well, one can hope . . .If time be better teacher than the rest,Final Exam
I need an explanation to explain
Precisely why that final taxing test
Should have to cause such overtaxing pain.
That final is a killer, so I'm told --
No student ever makes it out alive.
I'd rather take the test when I get old,
But don't know when my test-date will arrive.
Yet if I only knew the testing place,
I'd try to stay so very far away
So as to never ever show my face
For testing on that very fateful day.
And once that final test date were surpassed,
I'd live because that final test were passed.
I suppose I should add that I was inspired by some words from Hector Berlioz:
Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its pupils.The quote is one of the twenty-three quotes offered by my old Baylor professor of history, James Vardaman, in the presentation of his that I posted a couple of weeks back.