They stand in line, eyes upon each other
Eager for the course that will change them forever
Some are there out of a childhood dream
Some are there to fulfil a parent’s whim.
Some are there cos they always made good grades
Others cos nothing else made good sense
Unfortunately, this number will decrease
Sadly, some of these lofty dreams will cease.
Not out of disaster or unfortunate circumstance
But the simple effects of time and chance
Because along the way
The realities of life will begin to hold sway.
It will decrease when some volunteer to opt out
After considering what the journey is all about
It will decrease when some fail courses
Having realised life is not a bed of roses.
Of the few that get to the finish line
They realise, all too late it is just the starting line
They are forced to make that decision they should have made 6 years ago
Should I stay, or should I go?