[nabs-l] Twas the Night Before Finals

hannah sparklylicious at suddenlink.net
Wed Dec 17 02:13:19 UTC 2008

My finals don't start until January 23rd...

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: hannah jones <hjones711 at gmail.com
>To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 19:48:23 -0600
>Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Twas the Night Before Finals

>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 
>> nightmare...

>>> 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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