Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tests of Life or Life of Tests?

Today we were told about
College courses we could take
Immediately I thought
Wow, how great!

A chance to get ahead
And get the ball rolling
But then I was reminded
There really is no way of knowing

Will I end up in the college of my choice?
Or in the position I seek?
Will my ties of friendship remain strong
Or became brittle and weak?

Will I get the job
I so badly desire
Or will I be a out of work student
With no one looking to hire?

Will I get to work with kids
Or behind a wooden desk
With one stinkin' assignment
Or boring task?

So today, this week, this year
Tests and quizzes are all I see
But are these things really
The only things testing me?

History, English, Math
Does it really make me
Who I am
Or who I am going to be?

Do tedious lessons
Prepare me for what's out there
Should I even bother,
Do I really care?

Does literature about babies switched,
Or the devil taking souls
Really matter in the grand scheme
Of reaching my goals?

Is my life better lived
Taking tests
Or living them
And trying my best?

Cuz being marked in Heaven
Matters to me more
Than how high the number is
When I see that red pen score.

2 comments:

  1. Great poem with a great message. But I just wanted to add that worrying whether or not you are going to end up getting hired in the position you want is just going to hold you back from really trying. You need to do your best - and Hashem will take care of the rest!!

    You try, do your studying and your schooling and then iyh you will get a job!! Wondering and worrying will not get you anywhere. It will just keep you from reaching high and accomplishing.

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  2. Thanks!
    And trust me, I am doing everything I can. It's just a little nagging worry.

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