The trick, my dear, is to convince yourself
That you know all that is there to know
If you find a question you cannot answer
Life will still go on, just so.
High marks are no criteria of success
Follow your heart in whatever you do
Your choices make you what you are
Life is not about feeling blue.
I am thankful for your presence in my life
I want you to be just you
When confronted by the monster of exams
Take a deep breath and say a loud boo!
(I wrote this for my daughter a couple of years ago. She gets very nervous during exams and I was trying to tell her that exams are no big deal. I don’t know if this verse made any difference, for I just wanted to make her laugh! But she no longer goes blank on looking at the question paper, so maybe it helped!)