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Ode to the Weary Math Student MAG

November 29, 2008
By Anonymous

Math Student
Woe to the math student,
In an advanced class,
Who tries oh so hard,
And yet can’t seem to pass
The equations are evil,
The numbers, nonsense
And all the test grades
Contain dark suspense

Woe to the math student,
A slave to the book
Odd answers are in back –
Oh so tempting to look
Who studies for hours,
And stares at the page,
The body is paralyzed,
But inside, so much rage

Woe to the math student,
Doomed to the grave,
If surviving to the bell,
The soul may be saved,
But oh, when returned home
There awaits homework,
The student, in despair,
Calls the teacher a jerk

Woe to the math student
Who will surely die
The numbers are deadly,
And no one knows why
The brain has shut down,
The body is weak,
And oh, what’s awaiting
In math class next week?

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem last year after becoming frustrated with my pre-calculus work.

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on Sep. 1 2009 at 11:45 pm
messie.egghead SILVER, Fayetteville, Georgia
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i love this!

on Sep. 1 2009 at 11:21 pm
annkaykay2011 DIAMOND, Lansing, Michigan
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Sounds like a typical day for any student. =]

Its good, nice flow

on Sep. 1 2009 at 11:20 pm
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Awesomeness! lol sooooooooooo true!

on Sep. 1 2009 at 11:18 pm
aspiring.author.09 PLATINUM, Beaumont, Other
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I've tried explaining it to EVERYONE, but no one understand how I can be SO GOOD at writing and SO BAD at math. I'm not someone who likes the whole black and white, but rather the whole rainbow, if you know what I mean. Very witty, cute and good job coming up with the rhyming, it must have been a challenge.

Sunshineyday said...
on Sep. 1 2009 at 7:28 pm
great poem. this sounds like me!

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on Sep. 1 2009 at 12:47 pm
AmnyR BRONZE, Clifton, Texas
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ha ha ha i love this! my thoughts exactly! tehe, great job!

JessicaL said...
on Dec. 9 2008 at 11:10 pm
Thanks guys! I was hoping that others would enjoy reading it and be able to relate!

Richard C. said...
on Dec. 7 2008 at 5:01 am
Very good.

DaretoDream said...
on Dec. 6 2008 at 5:45 pm
Love it! Very true!

on Dec. 5 2008 at 10:27 am
hehe that is great