‘Twas the week before finals, when all through the school,
Not a student was stirring, not even the frat boys who think they’re so cool.
The papers were written with the finest of care,
In hopes that we would avoid that final semester scare.
The students were snuggled ‘neath blankets of wool
Filled to the brim with their studying aids, coffee and red bull
And freshmen in the ‘brary, and I in my exam
Had just amped up our brains for a long winter’s cram
When out on the quad there arose such a clatter,
That I sprung from my chair to see what was the matter
Away from that class I flew in a flash
For I was looking for any excuse to get out in a dash
The fog lying low to the ground
Helped muffle my footfalls til I made not a sound
When, what surprise I did see
But the fluff of fur that belongs to a puppy
For it was that time of year around here
When UNCC brought the pups to quell student’s fears
In walked their owner with a chuckle of glee
Delighted knowing he’d help prevent student’s C’s.
“Now Roger! Now Daphne!
Now Mojo and Lexi!
On Dash! On Delilah!
On Fido and Maxi!
To the back of the library,
To the lap of the students,
Now cuddle away! Cuddle away!
Cuddle away all!”
So shouted their owner with force,
And the dogs did love all, as they will of course
So up to the laps the puppies did fly
And now the sad students no longer did cry
‘Twas then that the students did double down on school,
For they had finally found their secret weapon, their tool
The love of the pups did bring them around
And now it was easy to do exams they found
And at the end of the week the owner did leave
But not before students took their exams and achieve
With school over for the semester and students going home
The pups were now free to go roam
As the owner was packing his truck to depart
Away from him one puppy did dart
And I picked him up and gave him back to his owner with ease
Then to me the owner said “Listen closely, if you’d please
‘Tis the season of exams and of stressing,
But if you could listen for just one final lesson,
For following this season of stress
There is one final thing you need to address
Remember that the holidays are about to begin,
A time to pig out and meet back with kin
So remember as you’re about to take flight
Good luck on finals to all, and to all a good night!”