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<b><a id=author-link href=/author/Luke-Latham>Luke Latham</a></b><br><p><i class="far fa-star fa-fw"></i>Feb 1, 2019
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min read</p></span></div></div><p></p><div class=article-post><p><span style=font-weight:400>Winter is in the air;</span></p><p><span style=font-weight:400>Oh how those poor grades do fare.</span></p><p><span style=font-weight:400>Finals did harm once beautiful scores,</span></p><p><span style=font-weight:400>And no longer are all of  the GPA’s fours.</span></p><p> </p><p><span style=font-weight:400>I must admit.</span></p><p><span style=font-weight:400>My grades took a hit.</span></p><p><span style=font-weight:400>Thankful for a weighted grade,</span></p><p><span style=font-weight:400>As my A’s slowly fade.</span></p><p> </p><p><span style=font-weight:400>But one must turn away from the blight,</span></p><p><span style=font-weight:400>And look toward the light.</span></p><p><span style=font-weight:400>Because the new semester is upon us;</span></p><p><span style=font-weight:400>And the great return of the A+</span></p></div><div class=article-post><div class=post-info><hr class=post-end><ul class=tags><i class="fas fa-tags fa-fw"></i><li><a href=/%20/tags/creative-writing>#creative-writing</a></li></ul><p><i class="fas fa-file-alt fa-fw"></i>72
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