“I shall not pass this way again…”
December 10, 2009
And it came to pass.
Early in the morning toward the last day this semester,
There arose a great multitude
smiling the books and wailing.
And there was much weeping and gnashing of teeth,
For the day of judgement was at
And they were sore afraid, for they
had left undone
Those things which they ought to have done,
And they had done
Those things which they ought not
to have done
And there was no help for it.
And there were many abiding in the dorms
Who had kept watch over their
But it availed them naught.
But some there were who rose peacefully,
For they had prepared themselves
And made straight paths
And these were known
As wise burners of the midnight oil.
And to others they were known as
And the multitude arose
And ate a hearty breakfast.
And they came unto the appointed
And their hearts were heavy
And they had come to pass,
But some of them
Repented of their riotous living and
bemoaned their fate,
But they had not a prayer
And at the last hour there came
One known as the instructor; and
they feared exceedingly.
He was of diabolical smile,
And he passed papers among them
and went his way.
And many and varied
Were the answers given,
For some of his teachings had
fallen among fertile minds.
Others had fallen among the fallows,
While others had fallne flat.
And some there were who wrote for
Others for two,
Buts ome turned away sorrowful,
and many of these
Offered a little bull
In hopes of pacifying the instructor
And these were the ones who had
nor a prayer.
And when they finished,
They gathered up their belongings
And went their way quietly, each in
his own direction,
And each vowing unto himself
in this manner:
“I shall not pass this way again.”