Soon.

Just one of those days, in which

You’re defined by the shades

Beneath your eye, marked by

Pages and sleepless nights

As well as the soreness that spikes

Up in the back of your neck

.

So used to pressure that you’re numb

When you can’t take it anymore

Everything seems dumb

Pointless, tasteless, furthermore

You know you have to get through this

.

So you tell yourself:

You will get through this.

So you tell yourself to endure.

So you tell yourself to go to sleep

When every time you close your eyes

You see exam papers

Essays

Claws

That make you breathless

.

But in that state of utter deprivation

No oxygen, no light, no freedom

You learn to breathe

To conjure fire with a snap of your fingers

To tear down walls with your mind

.

So it’s not so bad

.

Despite the fact that you’re tired

If only you weren’t a student

But you know you have to get through this

So you tell yourself:

.

You will get through this,

Soon.

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3 comments

  1. slpmartin · October 8, 2010

    As one who made it through the educational gauntlet, I can only say you will make it and it is worth it. 😉 Of course, that’s easy to say for this side of the maze.

  2. Kim · October 8, 2010

    @Carol Ann Hoel
    Thank you. I’m writing my first midterm today. More next week. Trying hard not to turn into a zombie these days…

  3. Carol Ann Hoel · October 7, 2010

    Wow. You are under a lot of stress. Young people going to college these days really have to work hard. Blessings to you…

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