Sunday, January 17, 2016

Mainly Mania, 50

(obsession doggerel)

School Daze: scolionimania

He sometimes felt he was a fool—
Despite the years he’d spent in school.
You see, he thought that it was cool

To stay enrolled from year to year.
He got a master’s (give a cheer!).
A Ph.D.—a new career?

But then a frown formed on his face:
He missed, you see, the paper chase.
So back he went (yes!) just in case.

The years rolled on; he earned with ease
A massive pile—advanced degrees—
And unpaid loans (so many fees!).

But now he’s gone—he wears his pall.
His gravestone font is very small
(To list degrees, yes, one and all!).

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