It’s early in the morning and my eyes are drooping,
Got butterflies in my stomach, coffee jittering my brain.
Nerves are shot, ‘What in the world was I thinking?!
I thought college was for me, I must really be insane’.
Can’t eat, can’t sleep, what should I do?
Struggle to keep some cheerios down as the clock ticks on by.
I get in the car, everything packed; I hope this won’t fall through.
As the campus draws closer, I feel like I just might die.
Forty minutes early just in case,
Run to the restroom, I think I’m gonna be sick.
Until just now I thought this class I would ace,
But now I’m unsure, I hope the class is over quick.
Waiting for the teacher, students line the hall,
Anxiety is growing; maybe I’m just not ready.
Looks like I’m the only first-year; I feel really small,
I do everything in my power to keep my balance steady.
Finally the teacher arrives; I quickly take a seat,
He goes over the syllabus, looks pretty easy.
He surprises us with an activity; my heart skips a beat,
My stomach is churning, I feel queasy.
It actually wasn’t bad; truth is it was fun,
Turns out my fears were for nothing.
College isn’t so bad; class is already almost done,
But the amounts of homework, my friends definitely weren’t bluffing!
Being in college is a lot of work, but it’s a great feel,
As long as you like coffee you should be ok.
I’m glad to be here; to me it’s a huge deal,
Let’s give a shout-out to OCC, what do you say?
Dovid Nissan Roetter – Student at Oakland Community College