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Drop-Out Dream

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Drop-Out Dream

I've done it again, I've overslept
I've failed to finish my homework
I've missed so many classes
that I can't recall which room
that I am supposed to go to 
and maybe I'm on the wrong floor
and oh god the wrong building?
and besides they all look the same
and besides the last time I found it
all the seats were taken...

The semester is almost over
My attendance is still required
or there will be some sort of penalty...

(Tuition is so expensive, son
Why waste it, why throw it away?
Now your brothers and sister...)

The hall is empty and endless now
I'm running and sweating now
The whole class is waiting now
The teacher is waiting now...

I've already flunked his course
but still have to take his exam...

The bell screams and the doors slam shut
Once again they have started without me
Once again I'll be marked absent
when they call the roll...

(Based on vivid, recurring dreams I used to have)

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  1. Date: 3/23/2014 9:55:00 AM
    I sometime have a dream of running around a school and not being able to find my locker. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/20/2014 10:30:00 PM
    Tim, is scary that I have had this exact same dream.. This gave me chills. Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 3/20/2014 1:32:00 AM
    TIM, Congrats! Enjoyed your winning poem. Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 11:47:00 PM
    hello Tim, :).... Congratulations, in Nathan's contest... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2014 7:37:00 AM
    Wonderful poetry and congrats on the fine win, tim

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 1:57:00 PM
    Awesome quill. Congrats Tim on your win.

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Can we say anxiety, Much? Yep, well written. My epilepsy made me forget where and when I had to go... In High School my anxieties were a royal pain for sure... I walked every where with all my books cause I couldn't remember my locker location... and on top of it all was my schedule taped where I never stopped seeing it... Everyone thought I was a brain tho I was actually brainless... I did get good grades, surprisingly.

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Howdy Tim,, congratulations with your awesome win... hope your enjoying your day...always~LINDA

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 6:21:00 PM
    Dreams are crazy! Congratulations Tim....

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 6:12:00 PM
    CONGRATS!

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:10:00 AM
    I can truly understand this dream... Spent 12 1/2 years in College due to my epilepsy. My recurring dream was I got lost and couldn't find where I had to go... simply knew I had to be there... The reality was I took a test became confused, walked out in the middle of the test, and then didn't know where I was... or who I was...

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 8:17:00 PM
    Stressed out a bit there Tim???? Great entertaining poem....

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 9:24:00 AM
    WOW! TIM...... Great write!! You sure got the setting down to how I remember...Tough on us Seniors...to reintegrate...Took a few Graphic design classes a while back...was fun...and the Gals were quite pretty...hard to accept...that only the older gals gave me a second look...But hey...They're looking better and better as my taste adapts...The older 50's and 60's looking 30 and 40'sh...will make do in a pinch. Ha ha ha!