Well it’s a year since the last one (my attempt at a rhyme)
And my god has a lot happened during that passing of time
For starters I’ve finally finished it, my long-running BSc
Yep, it’s done and dusted now and I’ve been given my precious degree
But even though it’s done, and I could’ve called it a day
I’ve continued with my studies so that one day I may
Be even more proud to say that I have an MA
And that my yearning for learning always with me, did stay
The OU has tarred me with a desire so strong
I can’t see me reaching the end of this road I’m now upon
I’ll keep on walking it til the day I can no more
With an alphabet of suffixes trailing behind me on the floor
Oh what a lovely thought, that I’m now part of the elite
Who belong to the OU Alumni, and I tell you it’s no mean feat!
Us OU lot, we’re strong you know, we don’t rest on our laurels
We want to do better for ourselves, we clearly have good morals
But anyway, I digress, my progress is good,
I’ve done a lot this last year, even more if I could!
I can relax well at Christmas, safe in the knowledge
That all along I knew I didn’t miss out by dropping out of college
I can scoff down mince pies and top them with cream
Then sleep well at night and contentedly dream
About waltzing the graduation stage in my PhD attire
And wondering if I can make my parents pride peak any higher
I’ll get there you know, I think I’m finally starting to believe
That anything’s possible; whatever you want you can probably achieve
It just takes the effort to get up off your bum
Cos if you sit on it too long you risk it going permanently numb
But look, I’ve done it again, digressed, jees my attention is shocking
It’s a wonder I ever manage, my abilities as a student deserve mocking
But then no body’s perfect, I know we all have our quirks
But at least I finally made it to postgrad and that’s one of the perks
Of sticking to my guns and keeping my focus on the ‘prize’
Although it’s hard when you’re this lazy, I’m not gonna lie
I mean I failed for cripes sake, had to resit!
But I was determined to finish so it’s done now, that’s it
I get to raise a glass, at Christmas day lunch
And silently toast my own success whilst I gleefully munch
On that feeling of satisfaction you can only really achieve
By keeping your eye on your end goal, and having the strength to believe.
I mean look at me; what I started from compared to where I am now
I’m no model student – I’m clearly very average and that’s how
So much of what I say seems to resonate with you all
Hey check it out – we’re in the majority – we can all stand proud and tall!
Christmas is the chance though, if only once in the year
To feel proud of yourself and show that you care
About the long road ahead because life’s a wonderful thing
And we’re making the most of what an education can bring
So I raise a glass to you all, my wonderful OU buddies
And I wish you all the very best in your ongoing studies
I may see some of you next year, on our graduation day
So if you spot me, give me a nudge and be sure to say hey
But for now I’ll leave it there, I think I’ve waffled for too long
Maybe next year I’ll take music and instead do you a song!
Merry Christmas you lovely bunch, I bid you all festive cheer
But take good care of yourselves, I want to see you all again next year...