The Task

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I recently discovered an old journal of my writing from when I was 10 to 12. This is part of the collection.
This poem I think I wrote when I was having trouble with my piano.

The Task
I stare at the items before me
It’s a job I don’t want to do
I try, I try but I can’t seem to
Do all the things I’m asked of
I’m encouraged, bribed but still I can’t
As each day goes by the task gets harder
I know I should do it I really do try
At first it was fun In a way it still is
But the paper lies there with the pencil on top
The keys sit dusty and untouched
Everyone says I’m good
That it’s a great skill to have
 As I sit, the mood won’t come
My task is left undone.

Submitted: June 27, 2009

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Brian W

My daughter used to hate playing the piano and as I knew what she was like at times this made the poem so much more life like. For a 10 to 12 yo this is a really good poem. Maybe you should try writing them again. The flow could be a little better BUT looking at it from your age when written then it is fine Well written

Sat, June 27th, 2009 1:17am


thankyou very much

Fri, June 26th, 2009 9:32pm


I didn't know you could write poetry! And I can really contect with this poem!

Sat, June 27th, 2009 2:57am


thanks... i dont usually do poetry, but like I said. i found it from like 2-3 years ago. I found a journal full of it :) and some other short stories

Fri, June 26th, 2009 9:36pm


i so agree with you!! ????

Mon, June 29th, 2009 4:45am


thanks :)

Sun, June 28th, 2009 11:06pm

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