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I bite my nails and take a look,
A problem I can't solve.
It's just a test, I tell myself.
I feel my hopes dissolve.

Another look, but still no use;
I should have studied more.
It's just a test, but what if I
Start failing like before?

My thoughts have sunk, my stomach gone,
My hands now damp with sweat.
It's just a test, I reassure;
It's nothing I'd regret.

Hand in my pocket, searching now;
A paper that I need.
It's just a test, I've come prepared,
And now I can succeed.

A few short hints to help me out;
A cheat sheet I had made.
It's just a test, it's no big deal;
My wild card I've played.

And now it's over; I can tell
I passed that test with ease.
While just a test, I knew I'd failed
The test that no one sees.



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Boosflash This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 27, 2010 at 2:03 pm
I love this piece or piece-whatever.-and the irony in it-or atleast what I thougt was irony. I love the rhyming scheme and the one line that you repeated throughout that sucker. very good job.
 
EdytD said...
Apr. 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm
Amazing! Great job - I love this! I've heard many people cheating, and I've known that I will get away with it - you clearly present the moral dilemma here. It's very thought-provoking.
I'd love it if you looked at some of my poetry. Thanks!
 
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