Brain Dead Poetry: Mid-Term Exams

29 12 2011

These are several poems I wrote in the time remaining after I finished my exams.  I have just gotten around to compiling them.  I am a quick exam taker, so I generally had at least an hour in which to sit around, listen to my iPod, and attempt to recover.  I have not edited any of these in order to preserve their loopy quality.


Stupid Clock

It ticks

Then it tocks

Hands do not stop

Yet change it does not

Why has that stupid clock

Made time stop

Minutes dripping by

Like the leak

Of a frozen faucet


I want to leave

I need reprieve

From this monotony

This air is stale

Full of dead brain cells

I’m choking on them

Eyes are burning

Feet are numb

No flavor left in my gum

And of my exams

This is only the first one



Losing Focus

Thoughts drifting

Attention shifting

Losing concentration

I’m bored really

Teach me something

I do not know

My essays are fine

Writing is my medium

Just let me

Go to sleep

Your voice

Fingernails on chalkboard

My mind

Fuzzy and numb

Give me the prompt

And let’s move on

Before my semblance

Of awakeness is gone


Leave Me Alone

It’s too much

For three days

Too much

To memorize

To do

To write

To bubble in

I’m so stressed

So much to do

Too little time

Cram it all in

Every last bit

My patience

Is on end

Just let me be

No more questions

I have no

Answers left

You’ve taken them all

Treat them well

They are the only ones

I had


Just sit still

Stranger next to me

I’m trying to do well

Can you not see?

Perhaps you want to fail

Less I could not care

I will not fail because of you

That would not be fair


Giving Up

Almost there

Do I dare

Have hope to see the sun?

One more to go

The one I didn’t study for

I’m seeing fs galore

Oh well

Yesterday I cared

Today I’m bared

Of any academic aspirations




12 responses

29 12 2011
Vampire Weather

So craftily spun. I enjoyed the lines
“I have no

Answers left

You’ve taken them all

Treat them well

They are the only ones

I had”

Great work my friend! Your writing is a joy to read.

30 12 2011

Thank you, that means a lot coming from someone who writes such thought provoking poetry as yourself!
Thanks for dropping by!!

30 12 2011

They say the devil makes work for idle hands.? But not in your case those little poems, mini rants were just great! BTW. how did the last exam go , the one you had not studied for?? xxxxxxx

30 12 2011

I have not yet found out, but I’m not too confident……..

30 12 2011

I am glad someone found the essence of the exam experience. I for one wish I read your poetry before my tests. 🙂

30 12 2011

Haha, they aren’t much in the way of prep talks, though

30 12 2011
Richard Ward WIlson

tick tock, very good stuff. My brain would be fried after exams.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. You can find most of my poetry and writings at my other blog.

30 12 2011

I will go and check it out now, and I enjoyed looking around your blog

31 12 2011

Every single piece here…I totally understand :O Are you sure you weren’t sitting next to me when I got destroyed by my exams?? Haha, just kidding. But great as usual 😀 And thanks, Christmas was great! I hope yours was just as good. And hopefully you have a great New Year also 😀

31 12 2011

I’m sure I will, I’m spending it with my new baby cousin so if anything it will be a precious one haha!
Hope your New Year is fantastic!!

31 12 2011

Nicely done. I like the Stupid Clock and Leave Me Alone poems. I look forward to reading more next year. Take care and Happy New Year!

31 12 2011

The same to you and thanks for stopping by!!!
Happy New Year!!!


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