Changing Majors

 

An original poem by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

VERSE 1

 

You've seen a steady drop,

 

In your average grade.

 

Now your Nana calls you a tool.

 

If the slide doesn't stop,

 

You could try to learn a trade.

 

Or maybe even stay in school,

 

If you change your major.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

From the very start,

 

I longed to be an engineer,

 

Until Differential Equations.

 

Now my future's in the arts,

 

Writing words for balladeers.

 

Yeah, I'm done competing with Asians.

 

Since I changed my major.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Changing majors,

 

Changing majors.

 

Itís time to reassess,

 

Your chosen field of study.

 

When your transcript's a mess,

 

And your future's looking muddy.

 

I'd be right to wager,

 

That you're not a teenager.

 

So take a look at your major...

 

And make a change.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

I need just 3 credits

 

To get my degree.

 

A course thatís only offered in autumn.

 

I wouldnít be in this fix

 

ĎCept for getting that ĎDí,

 

On a class in my major program.

 

So, once again, I'll change my major.

 

That's 5 times, and counting...

 

 

CHORUS

 

Changing majors,

 

Changing majors.

 

Itís time to reassess,

 

Your chosen field of study.

 

When your transcript's a mess,

 

And your future's looking muddy.

 

I'd be right to wager,

 

That you're not a teenager.

 

So take a look at your major...

 

And make a change.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

So, when things look bleak,

 

And Subway's looking good.

 

Or your prospects include 'pole dancer'.

 

The relief that you seek,

 

From not achieving what you should,

 

In college, is found in this answer:

 

You should simply change your major.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Changing majors,

 

Changing majors.

 

Itís time to reassess,

 

Your chosen field of study.

 

When your transcript's a mess,

 

And your future's looking muddy.

 

I'd be right to wager,

 

That you're not a teenager.

 

So take a look at your major...

 

And make a change.

 

 

VERSE 5

 

Working hard at 3 courses,

 

As well as 40 hours,

 

You're burning the candle at both ends.

 

But when unseen dark forces,

 

Cause adversity which sours,

 

Your plans, seek the council of your friends:

 

"Have you considered changing your major?"

 

 

CHORUS

 

Changing majors,

 

Changing majors.

 

Itís time to reassess,

 

Your chosen field of study.

 

When your transcript's a mess,

 

And your future's looking muddy.

 

I'd be right to wager,

 

That you're not a teenager.

 

So take a look at your major...

 

And make a change.

 

The End

 

Copyright © Michael Kimbro 2017.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Keywords:  Poems about switching your area of concentration in college.