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Taking A Test

nails being chewed, answers being scribbled,
nothing is new, but this question on the table,
it isn't math, or language perhaps,
but what is it then?

i keep repeating the question, in my mind,
its funny how it feels like, i left something behind,
is it my knowledge or breakfast, a good and ready start,
is it my keys to the house, keys to the car?

what is it i'm missing, that i need for today or this test,
maybe i didn't sleep too well, i need some rest?

or maybe just maybe, i need to be encouraged,
to have my parents tell me you'll be the best,
no that couldn't be it, its another quest.

then why am i staring, at this question below,
feeling like i'm missing something, something's troubled, 
and then it hit me, like batter hits the ball,
i didn't chain up my dog at all.

and this question it says, the dog ran down the street,
and where do they go, where do they meet,
oh no, i thought, as i got to my feet,
thinking about testing week...

oh well, i said, 
as i went through the door,
my dogs and my family,
matter more....

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  1. Date: 8/2/2009 3:48:00 AM
    Many a nail has failed to last, the test of time an exam in class, but the ones who walk out with nails so free, did they find the test easier than me, kool poem Farie>>James

  1. Date: 3/24/2009 10:24:00 AM
    Dear Faire, Test anxiety; You never really get into the test as YOUR mind wanders Home YOU have great raw Talent ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 3/23/2009 5:27:00 PM
    Faire, this poem should be required reading in college. Very good read.

  1. Date: 3/23/2009 10:17:00 AM
    We have three house puppies they are full grown but they don't like being called dogs, I hope they don't read this! Anyway I am with you family then pets are my top priorities. Blessings, Ron