Over the next six weeks we will be featuring our favorite selections from the book Poetic Justice: Legal Humor in Verse by JD Dupuy and ML Philpott. Today’s selection is for those taking the bar exam next week.
And now, the greatest test of all,
The big event – no time to stall,
My future lies in one exam,
OH GOD, I need more time to cram.
Inhale. Exhale. One breath at a time.
You’ve studied hard – you’ll be just fine.
My heart is beating in my ears,
I’m going to need a new career,
There’s no way I’ve done enough.
It’s not my fault! There’s just so much!
You know it all, inside and out,
It’s go-time now, forget your doubt.
Multistate. Essays. Woe unto me.
(At least I passed the MPRE.)
Fear hits me like a tsunami.
I’m blacking out! I want my mommy!
Go ahead and hit the floor.
When you come to, here’s what’s in store:
Somehow you’ll pass (your score will do),
Like plenty of morons who came before you.