Thursday, May 2, 2013

'A' levels


‘A’ levels

By May Kwek 

How should I describe
This awful, terrible beast?
It is like a shadow ever lurking
Unwilling to cease

The brightest sun can’t clear its darkness
And at night it even glows bright
A haunting glow
That gives me nightmares at night

Forever there is this anxiety
And the school, bah they don’t help!
No they hound me with “you must work harder”
I almost want to say ‘go to hell’

Yet even in hell I am sure there is no escape
The stress follows wherever I go
Why must so much depend on one test?
I really wish to know

My future, my life
So much is at stake
Two years for something so important
What joke are they trying to make?

And the fear! The fear!
In the core of our hearts
Chasing us to work harder
Till we fall apart!

Enough! Enough!
Oh God for a rest!
From the endless demands
The exams and the tests

But since we can’t I’m afraid
We must carry on
I can’t wait till this is over
And the pressure is all gone!

Copyright © 2013 by May Kwek

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