Monday, December 8, 2014

Twas the Night Before Finals

By Hope Steffensen, 
Peer Advisor, EPPS Blogger and Poet

Twas the night before finals, when all through the hall
Not a student was slacking, no shirking at all
The books were spread on the desks with great care
In hopes that Winter Break soon would be there

The students then nestled all snug in their beds
While visions of good grades danced in their heads
The on-call phone was silent, the PA did clap
And then settled down for a long winters nap

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
The PA sprung up to see what was the matter
Away to the window she flew like a saint
Prepared to document a noise complaint

The moon on the breast of dry barren grass
Gave the luster of whiteboard from a government class
When, what to her wondering eyes should appear
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer
With a little old driver, so lively and quick
The PA soon knew, it must be St. Nick

More rapid than electrons his coursers they came
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen!
On COMET (My favorite!!!), The rest of you and Blitzen!

To the top of the door! To the top of the hall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!
As college students to free food quickly swarm,
Even if they dont know what Org. the foods from!

Quickly to the dorm-top the coursers they flew
With a sleigh full of gadgets, and St. Nicholas too
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And the PA laughed when she saw him, in spite of herself!
A wink of his eye and feint of his hand
Soon let her know, no noise complaints were at hand
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
Put gifts in the suite rooms, then turned with a jerk.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a motion
And away they all flew like test inspiration
But the PA heard him say,
ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Finals to all, and to all a good night!"

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