My family is a bit odd. We find it amusing to write poems for each other with the same rhyme scheme as the old famous ones of yesteryear. My own personal favourite poem to play upon happens to be the “Robinson Crusoe Story” (probably hop on over and have a quick read or you’ll think I’m nuts). I had a missed student yesterday and just happened to be uber-organized. At loose ends, I relaxed with my mac book and this is what happened…. thought I’d share it as I’m sure you can all relate 🙂
My studio is quiet
there’s no Stacy, Dave or Wyatt,
the keys on my piano they lay still.
And for a moment all my stickers
and my bucket full of Snickers
can also take a moment and just chill.
The day it started nicely
and my student came precisely
five minutes late just like he always does.
His books were in a puddle
and his mom was in a muddle
but he’d colored me a picture just because.
As I hung it on my wall
(taking note of what he’d scrawled)
“I love to play piano all day long!”
My heart it felt so happy
all these pictures, each quite sappy,
meant the impact I was making was quite strong.
All too fast his lesson’s done
(time flies when things are fun!)
He hauls those books back out into the rain.
And then there’s smiling Troy,
man this day is filled with boys!
And I start the lesson process all again.
This boy is quick and crazy
but this ‘teach’ she is not lazy
and I wrangled him with games and props to boot.
I know he must have got it
for his smile showed he bought it
and he played that piece so well I had to hoot.
And next there came a student
she’s so careful, shy and prudent
that I had to work to bring about a grin.
With my careful choice of words,
a song with pedal, lots of thirds,
She’s thrilled… and now I need to teach her twin.
There’s been four kids on my bench,
it’s “that” season… so I drench
with Lysol by the gallon so it seems
And still she’s going to cough
and those germs they seem to scoff
at the wipes and sprays, the gels and all the creams.
Five more kids… I’m getting tired!
It’s hard work to keep inspired
all these children whom I teach here day to day.
But it’s worth it we all know
and this gift we give will grow
and change the world by teaching kids to play.
We want to see your creativity shine! We’ll give a free copy of The Adventures of Fearless Fortissimo Episode 1 or Episode 2 to the person who writes the best stanza of their own (with the same rhyme scheme) to add to this poem! Enter by writing your stanza in the comment section below. Winner will be chosen on Friday, November 2nd, 2012.
Happy Thursday… happy teaching 🙂