Hahahahahah - how very unClawlike. This is great. I love the rhythm and the rhyme, which never comes across as at all forced.
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Ravenclaw because they are the one house I could never see myself in. This poem makes them far more sympathetic because, darn it all, we all have our off days.
Con crit - umm, I don't really have any. I think this works very well. I suspect that you don;t think it's one of your best because it's not a 'deep' subject, but as a poem, something to read aloud, it works well. ~Carole~
Author's Response: Thanks! :) I worked pretty hard on the rhythm scheme, and I'm glad you like it. This poem isn't really serious (although it is unpleasantly true that academic pressures can feel quite serious sometimes). But I suppose not all poems can be about deep subjects...I think Shel Silverstein is a great poet, and none of his poetry is remotely serious. You need some plain old fun, y'know? (Or in my case, plain old student-y complaining.)