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Life is an SAT Test

The Spanish Poet Aleixandre said that life

Is a chess game between life and death

As I grow older it is more of a chess game

Between time and my agenda.

I don’t know how much time I have

or will have

But I do have a long agenda

People say that the secret to successful aging

Is having something to do

I say that the secret to having a successful life

Is having a lot to do

And the will to do it better

During the time allotted.

So life is more like a timed SAT test

than a chess match

And although I may not know whether to pick A, B, C, or D

In some matters

I can’t afford to leave a square blank.

Hopefully my score will get me into the best institution.

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