The Student Loan.


(Inspired by a segment on the Jordana Green Show)

I wish I’d had a college savings plan when I was young;

I would not now be dodging bill collectors, getting stung.

For I defaulted early on when after graduation

My student loans turned into one gigantic aggravation.


It’s not that I determined to go belly up for spite

Or that I was resolved to embezzle and take flight;

But what was I to do when my degree in English Lit

Left me for a steady income totally unfit?


I asked for an extension to find use for my degree,

But got the kind of treatment that would please Simon Legree.

Considering the penalty and int’rest that still accrue

I’ll have this thing paid off when sky and sea have lost their blue.