That time again

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It’s the end of an era, they tell us,

The start of an age. Again.

End, end, end; start, start, start.

Nobody thinks of the middles.

Time cannot be divided

To symmetrical shapes

Cut off the fabric of Life.

Eras do not sleep quietly,

They follow you through,

They are called…memories.

And change is no paper clip,

Hastily keeping two pieces together.

It is part of a continuum, part of a whole.

Great thoughts these, comforting even!

Then why does graduation

Still sound scary?

Internet history

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It’s three o’clock again and damn!

I stayed up waaaay too late.

My brain’s officially turned into jam,

Explains the last Facebook update…

One last click, I swear, just one!

YouTube is being so funny tonight!

Not that it matters in the long run,

My project just needs that final rewrite.

Buzz Feed and Cheezburger,

Cute pet videos and lame jokes;

Procrastination, thy will is hard,

But hey! At least my Snapchat’s not…

Enabled…wait…

Summer sun

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The smell of clay-baking soil rises from the ground.

The waves are sluggish, muted,

Even the wind has settled down.

Wrapped in a golden haze the midday world

Ambles along the dusty road.

The sweat is heavy in his brow,

A chain of storm clouds from the east.

Afternoon rolls, the thunder sounds,

Delirious relief for all the thirsty things.

I took the road

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A great man wrote once of a road not taken;

Of loves not met, woes not suffered.

He did not take the road but I did.

I did and still do take the road,

Any road, all roads, shimmering in starlight.

They fork under my feet, thin like spider webs,

Glimmering with maybes, with perhaps.

I take all roads, the straight and narrow,

I walk them all and in the dawn

I wake.

Fever Dreams

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Shapes are dancing in my eyes,

Shadows laugh and lightning cries.

Whispers scream, cold is hot,

Up is down, right is wrong.

 

Fever dreams haunt me tonight;

Full moon howls in clouded skies.

Come the dawn when I awake,

There’ll naught but fears a-fade.

 

Deep in my delirium though,

I am calm and safe and home.

None can harm me in the fire;

None can reach me is my desire.

Ode to the IB

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We’re caught in a trap

I can’t walk out

Because it’s too late in the year

 

Why can’t you see

What you’re doing to me

When you don’t believe a word I say?

 

We can’t go on together

With suspicious minds

And we can’t pass our subjects

On suspicious minds

 

So, if I forget to cite a source

But it shows on Turnitin.com

Would I still see suspicion in your eyes?

 

Here we go again

Another assessment redone

You can see these tears are real

I’m crying

 

We can’t go on together

With suspicious minds

And we can’t pass our subjects

On suspicious minds

 

Oh let our brains survive

Or erase the circles under our eyes

Let’s not give up so close to July

 

When IB, you know

I’ve never lied to you

Mmm yeah, yeah

Passing Grade

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I can’t get no passing grade!

I can’t get no passing grade!

‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try

I can’t get no, I can’t get no!

When I’m drivin’ in my car,

Going through the simulation,

Reading all the theory parts

About lights, signs and indicators.

Supposed to help me pass my test.

 

I can’t get no, oh no no no!

Hey hey hey, that’s what I say:

I can’t get no passing grade!

I can’t get no passing grade!

‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try

I can’t get no, I can’t get no!

When I’m watchin’ hazard clips

And the time keeps running out,

How can I review the wrongs

When I need to buy that subscription too?

Is that fair? I think not!

 

I can’t get no, oh no no no!

Hey hey hey, that’s what I say:

I can’t get no passing grade!

I can’t get no passing grade!

Cause I try and I try and I try and I try

I can’t get no, I can’t get no!

When I’m ridin’ round the estate

And I’m doin’ this and I’m trying that

And I’m tryin’ to make that left reverse,

But keep on stopping for oncoming traffic.

Cause you see I’m on losing streak.

 

I can’t get no, oh no no no!

Hey hey hey, that’s what I say:

I can’t get no, I can’t get no,

I can’t get no passing grade!

No passing grade, no passing grade, no passing grade!