Sunday, March 13, 2011

Too much to ask: a faint damnation of finals week

Finals week oh finals week
You make us so weak with your heartless streak
Is it too much to ask to spare us once?

End of every quarter
A span that is ten weeks long
You are here before too long
Flashing in front our eyes without fail
Your remarkable periodicity makes me frail
Is it too much to ask to spare us once?

End of every quarter
Undergrads crowd libraries 
To worship your many vagaries
In quiet desperation we persevere
Always hoping you won't be too severe
Is it too much to ask to spare us once?

And although there is light at the end of this plight
We wait in the dark too damn long
Really
Is it too much to ask to spare us just once?


Pardon my contorted plan to make the verses rhyme. There is only so much time to goof around.

2 comments:

  1. remarkably periodicity ke remarkable periodicity? Is it an error or an error by choice?
    Great poem though!!!

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