Monday, August 22, 2011

The Essay


The reason, sir, I missed the date
To hand my homework in,
Relates to weather in Japan –
And not to beer or gin.

Had Europeans not been caught
In economic doom,
My essay would have rivaled those
Of Bacon, Locke and Hume.

And had the Arab Spring not spawned
One hundred Days of Rage,
I surely would have written more
Than just the title page.

And finally, if my neighbor’s dog
Had been securely tied,
I would have brought that title page
In which I took such pride.

But since these major acts of God
Were out of my control,
I ought to get a passing grade
And join the honor roll.

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