Tick and Tock

I really, really made a bad mistake.
I forgot about that Test I had to take.

Feverishly scanning my notes and book,
I feared you even more for each look I took.

Stop ticking, mechanism. Let me cram in peace!
Please clock... Do try... Grant me that at least!

Crummy clock! I need this second chance!
I'll even settle for one measly glance!

You stupid clock: Why won't you listen?
No thanks to you, my grades will be slippin'.

Your tick and tock is driving me up the wall!
Oh crud. I'm already nearing the end of the hall.

I dutifully accept that my ass is screwed...
Why, O Time, were you in a humorous mood?