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A College Christmas
                          Twas the night before finals,
                          And all through the college,
                          The students were praying
                          For last minute knowledge.

                          Most were quite sleepy,
                          But none touched their beds,
                          While visions of essays
                          danced in their heads.

                          Out in the taverns,
                          A few were still drinking,
                          And hoping that liquor
                          would loosen up their thinking.

                          In my own apartment,
                          I had been pacing,
                          And dreading exams
                          I soon would be facing.

                          My roommate was speechless,
                          His nose in his books,
                          And my comments to him
                          Drew unfriendly looks.

                          I drained all the coffee,
                          And brewed a new pot,
                          No longer caring
                          That my nerves were shot.

                          I stared at my notes,
                          But my thoughts were muddy,
                          My eyes went ablur,
                          I just couldn't study.

                          "Some pizza might help,"
                          I said with a shiver,
                          But each place I called
                          Refused to deliver.

                          I'd nearly concluded
                          That life was too cruel,
                          With futures depending
                          On grades had in school.

                          When all of a sudden,
                          Our door opened wide,
                          And Patron Saint Put It Off
                          Ambled inside.

                          Her spirit was careless,
                          Her manner was mellow,
                          She started to bellow:

                          "What kind of student
                          Would make such a fuss,
                          To toss back at teachers
                          What they tossed at us?"

                          "On Cliff Notes!  On Crib Notes!
                          On Last Year's Exams!
                          On Wingit and Slingit,
                          And Last Minute Crams!"

                          Her message delivered,
                          She vanished from sight,
                          But we heard her laughing
                          Outside in the night.

                          "Your teachers have pegged you,
                          So just do your best.
                          Happy Finals to All,
                          And to All, a good test."

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