The Prayer of a Student

A Poem By Madalyn Clare // 1/19/2017

Essays, papers, tons of ‘em!
Quizzes, tests due, loads of ‘em!
A Punnett Square to fill-
A new formula to find.
Got no time to kill-
Am I officially losing my mind?

Crammed in my bedroom,
I battle procrastination.
Lunch break should be soon,
But I’m held back with frustration.

Finish eating, ‘cause Algebra is next!
My stomach stops, drops, and rolls,
And my mind is very vexed!

In rolls co-op, where I get to see my friends
Bent hastily over worksheets,
How I wish school would end!

“God, help me cope with this,” I say.
It at first was little, but then I began to pray.
“Your suf’ring was worse than mine,
And you ne’er complained, not as much as I.

“Sometimes I feel foolish,
Coming to You as now,
Knowing You endured more,
And I’ll have to ask, ‘How?’”

Life isn’t so hard,
It’s just what I make of it.
School’s not useless,
It’s just what I take from it.

Well, I’ll have to finish this selfish student’s prayer,
As I have some work to do.
And, teachers, just to clear the air,
We really appreciate you!

Comments

/Life isn’t so hard,/ True,

/Life isn’t so hard,/ True, but it often feels like it is.
/It’s just what I make of it./ Oh my. Deep.
/School’s not useless,/ Nor is the school of life.
/It’s just what I take from it./ Again, deep. Truth bomb right there.

Thank you for sharing this. Good reminders for me. <3 Also, very well done. Very well done indeed.

Damaris Ann | Mon, 01/23/2017

I am an overcomer through Christ alone, for the glory of God alone.

Thank you!

Thank you for your comment.

Madalyn Clare | Mon, 01/23/2017

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

Lol this is fun! "Got no

Lol this is fun!

"Got no time to kill -
Am I officially losing my mind?"

Yep, been there. : P

And congrats on your first high school semester - I'm hope you'll find the rest of them get better! : )

Hannah D. | Tue, 01/24/2017

"Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." - G. K. Chesterton

Oh I'm sure it's all awesome

Oh I'm sure it's all awesome past first semester! Hehe just complaining, but it gave me something to post :D Thanks for the comment!
I actually can't wait for college...

Madalyn Clare | Wed, 01/25/2017

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

For me college was a thousand

For me college was a thousand times better, haha! Mainly because I got to pick what I was going to study, for the most part (besides general ed). Graduate school is even better because you really only research what you want to work on, nothing else. I really love it cause I ONLY want to study stats, haha.

Sarah Liz | Wed, 01/25/2017

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." ~ Anonymous

;)

That sounds so cool! I am really excited to go to college to study social and cultural anthropology. I love studying ancient and early modern cultures, and judging by what I write, my favorites are generally Middle Eastern or Celtic.

Madalyn Clare | Wed, 01/25/2017

"To live is to love with the passion of a thousand stars. To love is to live despite the pain of a thousand scars. Anything in between is a passing shadow." ~Michael Joseph Murano

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