Exam Fear

Sitting in the exam hall

My hands tremble

Numbness spreads from toes

Everything seems to fall apart

Am I going to pass out


Master comes with a smiling face

Serves the paper for me to write

Sees the panic on my face

Thumbs my shoulder to boost me up


Scan the paper before I start

Not so bad as I thought

Pen is the master, travels fast

Answers seem to flow out


At times it tumbles past

 Questions difficult to crack apart

 Alas! Time is up

And I finish my exam at last.




  • Goldfinch60

    Exams can be so frightening until you start them.


  • Teddy.15

    Exams of any kind are scary, you captured it very well with all the emotion. A great poem to share thank you.

  • SureshG

    It’s not that we lack knowledge, it’s being tested is what scares us, but with composition like yours, you sail right through.

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