[nabs-l] Twas the Night Before Finals

hannah jones hjones711 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 01:48:23 UTC 2008


finals are over for me, but i understand that.


Joe Orozco wrote:
> Here's a classic one to get those of you still in school through the
> nightmare...
>
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>> Twas 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 loosen up their thinking.
>>
>> In my own apartment
>> I had been pacing,
>> And dreading 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 muddy,
>> My eyes went ablur,
>> I just couldn't study.
>>
>> "Some pizza might help,"
>> I said with a shiver,
>> But each place I called
>> Refused to deliver.
>>
>> I'd nearly concluded
>> That life was too cruel,
>> With futures depending
>> On grades had 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 started to bellow:
>>
>> "What kind of student
>> Would make such a fuss,
>> To toss back at teachers
>> What they tossed at 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 have pegged you,
>> So just do your best.
>> Happy Finals to All,
>> And to All, a good test."
>>     
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