What is a Final

This is a final.

In order to procrastinate even further, I have taken a spontaneous study break to write you this lovely poem about finals week.


I’m looking at the pile of books stacked against the wall

A hundred shirts exploding from my upper dresser drawer

Starbursts, chips, and coffee are my selected foods of choice

Sleep is just a memory, and I’m starting to lose my voice

It’s Monday? I thought it was Tuesday.

Is there a dog that I can pet?

I’ll take a large triple espresso and a study guide for rent.

It’s 8am, then midnight, then 4am, then 5,

And I still have the same four pages that I’ve had

since the other night.

My Stats exam is cumulative

And I can’t remember 4 + 5,

But if I can catch two hours of sleep,

Tomorrow I’ll be fine.


Finals Week
Observe the notes, cell phone (for frantically contacting your classmates in regard to a question on a study guide), charger, and gum to relieve the stress. Happy studying!

Need a study break? Follow me @hopesophie17. Questions or comments, send me an email at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu.

Study hard, eat a lot of food, sleep never.

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Published by Sophie Guetzko

Hey, I'm Sophie. I'm a third year college student graduating a year early, in May 2016. Follow me (I'm a Leadership minor) @hopesophie17 on Twitter and Instagram, send me an email at sophie.guetzko@hope.edu-- I'd love to chat (I'm a Communication major). While on campus, I've been involved with numerous Bible Studies, The Anchor newspaper, CFL Consulting, and recently started my own t-shirt company through the CFL Incubator program. Hope to talk soon!

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