is easy when you go away to college
where life is so hectic, so fun, so sad.
You have to make it on your own,
because there isn’t anyone else
that will do it for you.
The homework piles up if you don’t do it.
Ultimately, you’re the only one who can
make sense of Statistics or Biology
before having to take that exam
It doesn’t take long before you realize,
at the university, God has nothing to do
with a grade point average, acing an exam,
or with making a friend. Doesn’t zap you
for missing church, getting drunk, or having sex.
first published in Time of Singing
©2007 Bonnie Manion