A night before exams

Fizza Tofiq 2002 (Lahore)

The night before, I toss and turn,
My stomach chums, my nerves all bum.
I try to study, try to prepare,
But my mind's too foggy, too full of scare.

I dread the thought of that exam room,
Whiteboards, pens, and impending doom.
My palms are sweaty, my heart's racing,
I fear that all my hard work wasted.

What if I forget all I've learned,
If I freeze, my anxiety spurned.
The thought of failure makes me shake,
I worry that I won't stay awake.

The hours pass, the paper pile,
I try to concentrate, but it's all a trial. But then I take a deep breath in,
I know that this is not the end.

I've studied hard, put in my time,
I'm not alone, my fears aren't crime. I remind myself of all I've achieved,
Of all the knowledge I've received.

I face the exam with strength and grace,
Ready to conquer, ready to ace.
So, bring on the questions, bring in the test,
I know I can handle the rest.

About this poem

This poem is about what student feel one night before exams and in the examination room.

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Submitted by on May 22, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 892
Words 199
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 3, 3, 4

Fizza Tofiq

I am student of Bs English literature in Lahore College for women University, Pakistan. I like to write when I am happy, sad, bored or inspired. I seek inspiration in writing poems, from my surroundings, people and daily life. more…

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