When is this paper due? Did I pass that test?
Is this good enough, or shall I redress?
May I take a break, have some relief?
My mind is tired and needs a good sleep.
Some days I wonder what it is worth:
The long hours studying, the books large in girth,
The stress, the weary eyes
But then I realize:
In the end it will all be worthwhile
When I am able to be at my home and smile
I can think of the memories made, days spent well
The equivalent of ringing a victory bell.
All of the people I am grateful to have met
Their smiles and faces and stories I have kept.
Though I may be just one of very many faces,
I shall never look back with regret at this place.
– Alex Nash