I haven't got a clue.

By: Lorenzo (School of Electrical and Electronic Eng.)
Competition Year: 2017
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Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Engineering is sad,
When you haven't got a clue.

First week in University.
I scan the engineering cohort.
Did the girls all flee?
My course...is it too late to abort?
Well I haven't got a clue.

Second week I use a wire,
to turn a circuit on.
But the transistor's now on fire;
And my lab partners are all gone...
And I haven't got a clue.

Fourth week of lectures,
Into class a professor walked.
He talks with nice gestures.
He's great... but what is he called?
Well I haven't got a clue.

Tenth week, a surprise quiz.
We use this "MB-click"
I give my brain juices a squeeze,
but nothing... my future looks bleak...
Because I haven't got a clue.

Suddenly, it's January.
First exam, a solemn view.
I need an answer key.
So many concepts I never knew,
Because I haven't got a clue...

Wait. I do know this.
I do know this equation.
It was taught in Week 9,
and I was paying attention.
Gosh this wasn't so bad,
it's just a basic subtraction.
This next question too...
it only requires a Laplacian.
Wow. I've totally got this,
is it because I'm ... I'm Asian?

March and the results are in.
"Lorenzo! You've done really well!"
Scraped a first in everything.
"How'd you do it? Do tell!"

Everyone's shocked and gaping,
I was pretty surprised too.
It's probably my Asian genes,
but everyone else... they haven't got a clue.
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