Poetry Collection: Bored During Exams

This is kind of a joke post, but here are the snippets of poetry I came up with after I finished the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam, phonetically KAY-SEE) this week. Basically, we couldn’t do anything (including read or drink water) until all everyone was done, so I was really bored. I doodled these poems in my test booklet, remembered them, and them embellished them a bit when I typed them here. For nicer poetry inspired by the event, you can go to yesterday’s post, Poetry: Standardized Life.

Hope you get a kick out of these 🙂


 (I know the syllables are a bit off, sorry)

There once was a test so easy

Everyone finished it breezily

They were so bored

They gave up and snored

That was the day of the CAHSEE

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Edgar Allan Poe Spoof from The Raven

Once upon a morning dreary, while I pondered, bored and bleary

Over many a dull and pointless question of forgotten math

While I nodded, nearly napping, wishing there would come a ringing,

As of the bell gently ringing, ringing for the test’s end

“Tis almost coming,” I muttered, “ringing for the test’s end–

Only this hour, then nothing more.”


Ah, distinctly I recall it was in the bleak test hall,

And each separate eraser shred wrought its ghost upon the floor.

Eagerly I wished the finish; – vainly I had sought to vanish

From the world of boredom – boredom at the test dubbed CAHSEE-

At the dull and basic test whom the state named CAHSEE –

Endless here for evermore.


The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Spoof

I used the formula less orthodox

and that made the sum the difference