‘Twas the night before finals when all through the house
Every sister was stirring, they even trampled a mouse.
All their prayers were screamed to the test Gods with care
In hopes that a miracle soon would be there.
The seniors were studying all snug in their beds
While visions of graduation danced in their heads.
With my big strung out on coffee and me on some Red Bull
We had just settled in for a long night of school;
When out in the hall there arose such a clatter
I sprung out of my daydream to see what was the matter.
Away from my textbooks I flew with a flash,
Tripping over empty bottles, I landed with a crash;
When what to my wondering eyes did appear?
But a nursing major having a breakdown, her face covered in tears.
I handed her a tissue, I told her don’t cry;
She told me she was sorry as she cried her eyes dry.
Around the next corner a business girl was crying, too;
As a freshman, I panicked–now what do I do?
I comforted my sisters the best that I could,
But I realized it was useless, looking around the room as I stood.
The rest of the night went by way too fast,
I crammed anatomy and chemistry and hoped it would last.
The sun rose up as I laid my head down
And the thought that I’d be up in an hour made me frown.
I drifted off to sleep in the early morning light,
Happy Finals Week to all, and to all a good night! (Well, morning, but you know what I mean.)