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Ode To Mid-Terms This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   Sleep is the elective,

That I forget to take.

Worried about my courses,

And the grades I have to make,

I walked into my classroom,

With a smile that screamed, "Fake!"



I never ever dreamed

What a nightmare this would be.

Creeping up behind my back,

My mid-terms startled me.

All hail the sacred books!

Adore on bended knee!



A steady beat,

Of one sixteenth,

The pages flip and flip.

The clock is tocking,

Ceaselessly mocking

My slowly closing eyes.

I begin to nod asleep,

On the pages despised.



If I should die

Before I wake,

That's one less test

I'll have to take.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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