The College Graduation

Written by: Elton Camp

The College Graduation

By Elton Camp

To a life of prosperity, you see
Your college degree is the key

Commencement speaker did say
Each and every expected cliché 

“Not an end, but a beginning
The race of life you’re winning”

“Why, the first thing that you know
You will be bringing in lots of dough”

But as was the college’s intention
Certain things he didn’t mention

Jobs will prove hard to come by
No matter how hard they may try

Massive student loans come due
What will the hapless grads do?

Even bankruptcy won’t wipe ‘em out
“Pay up or else!” the lenders shout

Those who fail to pay what they owe
It’s off to debtor’s prison they may go

The grads have the world by the tail,
Let’s just hope they don’t go to jail