‘Twas the Night Before the CPA Exam

‘Twas the night before the CPA Exam, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, except my computer mouse.
I looked at my screen with a crazy, blank stare,
In hopes that exam day would never be here.

While everyone was nestled all snug in their beds,
Relaxed with no worries at all in their heads; 
I sat sweaty and riddled by a panic attack,
Wondering if I answered the last question in fact.

When up on my screen there arose such a clatter,
I snapped out of my daze to see what was the matter!
I focused my eyes on the screen’s flicker and flash,
Only to see Roger Philipp appear in a dash. 

His words of encouragement made me feel all aglow,
Reminding me that I should trust what I know. 
Then what to my wondering eyes reappeared,
But the Roger CPA Review team doing a cheer!

As they surrounded my vision so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment this was no computer glitch.
More rapid than eagles they sang out, “Alas!
Please know if you study, you surely will pass!”

“Now, Contracts! Now, Taxes! Now Audit Reports & Opinions!
On, Partnerships! On, Bonds! On, Leases & Pensions!
They’re stored deep in your mind; you no longer shall stall!
And anxiety shall dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!”

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So did I on flashcards, textbooks, and lectures review,
And go through my Cram Course and MCQ app too—

And then, in a twinkling, I began to understand,
Cost Accounting, Corporate Governance, & Leases as planned.
As I drew in my senses and began turning around,
I started to do cartwheels on the carpeted ground.

Results from my practice quizzes made me quite merry!
My IPQs gave me diagnostics that weren’t even scary!
Honing in my strengths and weaknesses, I gave a quick bow.
As I understood the areas I should be practicing now. 

And when I completed another practice exam,
I hoped my knowledge from using the Cram,
Would shine through on my CPA Exam Simulator;
Proving the exam would be slayed like Darth Vader!

So, I took the Simulation Exam whilst pacing myself,
My mastery of the material soon spoke for itself.
As I steadily answered the questions using my head,
I soon realized that tomorrow I had nothing to dread.

At the end of my studies, I was proud of my work,
While shutting my computer, my mouth turned to a smirk;
And laying my finger aside of my nose,
Gave myself a reassuring nod, and to bed I arose. 

And all in my dreams for the rest of the night, 
I envisioned the Roger CPA Review team smiling bright; 
Cheering and clapping with encouraging whistles;
And then away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

As they left they exclaimed, ere they went out of sight—
“Happy CPA Exam taking to all, and to all a good night!”

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