A Graduate Student’s Prayer
As tomorrow is my thesis defense (prayers and burnt offerings would be greatly appreciated), I have nothing new to offer today. Instead, I’m sharing a little prayer/poem that I wrote during my second semester of graduate school. Sadly, this little poem is only partially in jest. Writing it was cathartic, at least, as poetry often is.
Now I sit me down to write;
Looks like I’ll be up all night.
I’ve got to read this giant book
(Or fake it so that’s how it looks),
And then write a book review,
Pointing out which parts are true.
And so dear Savior, Lord of me,
Help these watering eyes to see
The thesis of this monograph —
Oh, intercede on my behalf!
Make my analysis astute,
Bless me with undeserved repute.
Help me analyze each source —
Oh, God, just let me pass this course!
Posted on May 1, 2011, in Humor, Poetry, Stephanie Thompson and tagged all-nighter, grad school, graduate reading, graduate school, prayer, Stephanie Thompson, student, textbooks, thesis, thesis defense. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.