Long Nights and MCAT's
Age Rating: 18 +
The future looms--
a bright and frightening prospect.
Excitement in the forms of amusement
school work and
bets on GPA levels with friends.
Traveling coast to coast on six hour flights;
crashing in dorm rooms
sleeping on air mattresses,
surviving on Nutella and strawberries--
and student loans.
Premed school applications and campus tours;
three science semesters left before
Med school entry exams.
Caffeinated nights and hair pulling moments
and "Describe what happens to the tissue
during an MCI".
Petrification grasps the bones at the thought
of surgery on cadavers
while excitement grips at the thought
of real people.
Study groups and friends whispering
in hushed tones of dreams and goals
and the steps in the way;
MCAT's and LSTAT's,
expensive textbooks and
dreams about bacteria and the constitution.
Heads bowed over study guides in massive libraries.
Thick smells of dust and dreams,
hopeful talks over the internet;
"I'll be going to Boston College
If I can get my GPA up enough."
joining friends far away,
immersed in studies,
realizations of better tomorrows
waiting around the corner to be grasped.
Craving idealism and youth
pictured in towering spires of founding
The best years of our lives evidenced
in the sky scraping buildings
and cobblestone sidewalks.
Somewhere in the hectic rush of love
education and pursuit,
I made friends,
and somehow with this school,
I remembered how to live again.
Authors Note: For those of you who don't know, MCAT's are the entry exams for med school, which I have to take, and LSTAT's are for law school, which another friend of mine is studying for.
Sorry if the poem isn't the best quality I've ever written. I just wanted to update here since I haven't in a while. Mostly because I haven't written a poem since my last update here.