Requisition of the Recognition of the State Exam

In three hours or less you are required,
In accordance with tradition,
To produce a lengthy manuscript
Of material beyond recognition
About topics you once studied
Too long ago to mention,
Based on continuous lessons
As that was our intention.
You will be marked accordingly,
Despite our ludicrous admission,
That remembering this all perfectly
Might require a new rendition
Of facts and figures from you studies,
Assuming you will not suffer contrition
From certain dubious acts of fraud.
To this there is an addition
That failure is guaranteed
For flaws or for omission
Of work of important details.
We await, patiently, your exhibition.


About Paul Carroll

Paul Carroll is a writer, born, raised and still living in Dublin. By day he's a student and bookseller, by night he writes fiction and uses social media.
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