Twas the first days of winter vacation In hopes of relaxing from a semester of deprivation Not a teenager eschewed a multi-days long hibernation Where the XBOX was humming, punctuated by the occasional deviation To the refrigerator. All finals were taken No impending projects to be done As the holidays arrived Full of food and fun. But, wait…what the what?!? There’s more college applications! With deadlines on New Year’s Day?!? Complicating any visions of uninterrupted play! Parents worried about teenage procrastination Shared “Bah-Humbug” concerns Wishing for the moment not to be so stern “It’s ahllwaaays something!” the teenagers complained. Consciousness regained They marched toward the glowing screen As if facing the guillotine Then, what a clatter arose! When beginning to compose The next college essay. As slowly, it dawned That previous drafting had spawned A start on the next written autobiographies! Erupting into a spontaneous celebratory victory dance parade Of all who were previously dismayed Turning lemons into wintertime lemonade! Crisis averted. Peace reasserted When the final “submit” was clicked In a triumphant fervent!
Wishing you and yours a happy and prosperous new year!
Graphic credit: katemangostar
Reposted from December, 2013
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