Ode to why Novices should concentrate on their studies rather than men!
~by Thoridyss Wyborn
A Novice scurrying through the halls
Dropping curtsies as goes running by.
Class after class filled with so many lessons, alas!
Dishes to clean, errands to run, and a penance, don't ask why!
Off to study and prepare for bed
Singing, stories, playing games,
Novices taking breaks from filling their heads.
Candles snuffed, asleep before her head hits the pillow,
Lessons stumble, tumble through her dreams.
No time for love, no time for boys
Hopping for every Aes Sedai, sneaking an extra egg cream
Stops for a peek at the practice field
Men dancing sword with such form and grace.
She stops to oogle for a moment more
Staring at each rugged, handsome face.
She sighs, she pines, a day dream
Lost in thought and finds herself in his arms
Blushing and giggling she snuggles back
Aes Sedai frown and both fear harm.
The Novice curtsies and to the MoN's office runs
She shakes with dread, with fear
The spanking she knows awaits her within
The Mistress of Novice's lectures fall on welcoming ears:
Men, my child, are a charming distraction.
A sweet amusement set to tempt innocent novices
Focus, my child, on your studies and work hard.
And remember, my child, that Aes Sedai have warders not vices!