My dorm is nice. My roomie’s cool.
At our school we have three pools.
One near the quad. One near the stairs
One in the gym, (but that’s not rare)
Our gym is big, our gym is great,
Rockwall, treadmills, courts—first rate!
Classes, too, in shiny rooms
And hardwood floors remove the gloom
That working out once had for me
I now anticipate with glee!
Hit and sculpting, yoga too,
Don’t forget the Zumba crew,
Butts and guts—you’ll break a sweat
“Down and give me thirty reps!”
When I’m done, I’ll go eat
Every meal is a feast!
We have veggies, carbs and fruit,
Meat and dairy, healthy boost!
Now I’m off to class to learn
Our country’s fairly young sojurn
From Washington and Adams to
Jackson, Polk, and Tippecanoe,
Professor Lawler is his name
Engaging lectures are his game
Re-tells from different points-of-view
And Table Three—we’re a crew
Logan, Andy, Austin, San
Cristina, Jensen, Allie and
I make eight at Table 3
Classmates, no—we’re family
Poly-Sci is also sweet
Dr. Haas is really neat!
Congress, Framers, and Elections
She will give us good directions
Why all the people really suck
Answer simple: It’s a muck!
Of money minus careful thought
Of legislative pork—a lot
Despite it all, she always grins
And tells great stories, on a whim
Americans are pretty weird
But in July we all still cheer.
Math, surprisingly, is fun
Mrs. Moule should be the one
To win Professor of the Year
Her teaching style is very clear
Compound interest, depth of prisms
Now understanding this promotes
Me to take another class
Stat and precalc, both a blast!
Had you asked me this before
I would have cried and begged “no more!”
It shows the best of friendship’s power
“Finance major” made me cower
No more, as they have transferred great
Number skills, at sublime rates!
And student life is not complete
Without a club, this is the treat
Mock UN is really cool
We debate outside the school
Drones and warfare, come, let’s edit
Draft Res doc 1-3
Sub-clause sections a and b
Merge with other working papers
Make a speech and sign for favors
Voting block! Lock all doors
Acclimation? Nah, that bores
Signatories all vote yes
If that’s true it passed the test
Relieved we all clap heartily.
Even though I still complain
Of lit and chem, oh, the bane
Of my life, they’re but a part
Of something big and great, the art
Of learning, training how to think
So make my mind the kitchen sink.
–Eleanor Xiafei Chin