Original Poem - Twas The Night Before The Deadline

Just a little poem I wrote for my module assignment. It has to be based on Dr. Seuss' 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. Here's my version using the given template:



Twas the night before the deadline, when all through the hours,
A machine was purring, and it was vomiting papers.
He started to worry, as the midnight oil burn,
It's just only me, desperately finishing off the assignment!


I rocked to the left, and then to the right,
I needed some Red Bull, or else I won't last through the night.
I've mastered the art of procrastination I'm sad to say,
It happened since Day One, and it will bite me one day.


Cracking my head, trying to get my ideas to start flowing,
I heard students shouting – bloody hell they've been drinking.
“Concentrate!” I told myself with a renewed focus,
“Chill out now or I might as well work for a circus!”.


All of a sudden, the printer just stopped performing,
I looked on bewildered and muttered, “You've got to be kidding!”.
No, no, no! This is a bad time to give me a scare,
“Why must you act up on me now?” I shouted while pulling my hair.


Miraculously, the printer came back to life,
I'm more than relieved, now I know what it's like to be alive.
I told myself, “This is the last time I'll pull an stunt like this”,
Then I thought about it, “Screw it, at least I'm working like a beast.”


I printed out the last of my assignment with joy and glee,
The burden has been lifted now, and I can finally be free.
I wanted to go to sleep, then I realized something which made me sour,
“Damn it!” I remembered. “The deadline's up in the next hour!”


I ran from my room, from the Hall and onto the street,
I ran faster than Usain Bolt like there's a record to beat.
I finally reached the department and to my dismay,
“You stupid fellow” I cursed myself and it was only Sunday.



Source: Wira Pori, English Dept., Loughborough University