When you slog so hard, and work each day,
You fail to see the sun shine and the moon brighten your dark way.
The nights go on, and brightness withers, but in your heart you know –
the caged bird sighs!
The path for this thesis is set by your determination
You look at systems, you look at linkages, you persevere for those whom you research!
Their houses get washed, their surroundings fall apart, they give you the courage to move on.
When nothing seems clear, and the end point seems far away,
Your weary ways, your puzzled mind will be awash with sleep, and a new day will rise
- and the caged bird will sing!