Lightning cracks ---
I sleep like a sailor all alone on rough seas
The night devils: they torment me
All alone in my lonely dreams
I dream I’ve made mistakes.
Now, ocean water overtakes
My lonely capsized ship
Which, now, seeks me to take.
The waves— They seem to waver
Right at my dear ship’s port
I see their faces: Taunting devils
All of whom, I am afraid.
They tell me of my future:
Penury: I’ll live in a hole
I can never take a break
Or I’ll never have a home.
To escape that sea of penury,
That sea which never ends,
I need all the money I can get
To get to the land that never ends.
They’ll kill me at sight if I come with loan-debt
I need all the free money I can
All to get on that land, that land that never ends.
On the land that never ends, there are fees that never end.
The taxes never end, and the bills, they never end.
The expenses are more every year from landing onshore
I must have enough--- All to live on that land, that land that never ends.
I’ll never get there if I’m lazy
Transcript: All As and APs.
I need them—I have no money
No parents, no job.
Come, come suckled-honey!
Financial aid must flow.
If not, college I’ll never know.
Ah! I cry--- a shard of glass has pierced my throat.
All those years in conservatories…
Success I’ll never know.
I struggle with debt, no useful degree,
I’ll sing like a toad
Only, Poverty, Poverty I’ll know.
No! I thrash in my bed before morn’
I wake up with fright
I must study—I must sing
I must be the best
I must—or myself, I’ll spite.