A Silent Teacher MAG

April 6, 2010
By Seung Won Baik BRONZE, Tenafly, New Jersey
Seung Won Baik BRONZE, Tenafly, New Jersey
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At first
you are
my new friend.
I want to embark with you
on 88 black and white
musical buttons.
but you are too big for me.

After a few years
you are
my worst enemy
that keeps me inside
away from my childhood.
My parents are obsessed
with you and me.
I'm getting tired of you.

And now
you are
a silent teacher
I'm obsessed
about what I can do with you.
You teach me things without words
but harmonies.
We can create musical visions,
We'll find the melodies
I would have never known.

You were once
my new friend,
my worst enemy

But always
a silent teacher.

The author's comments:
my piano and my childhood feelings with it

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on Jul. 17 2011 at 1:10 pm
megsloveslions GOLD, Thomasville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Live like there's no tommorow

I was going to quit piano lessons but I figured I'd regret quitting when I was older, and now I like having the skills to play.

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on Dec. 29 2010 at 1:10 pm
asofnow GOLD, Troy, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Nothing gold can stay ~ Robert Frost

i was forced to do it too. but i quit. im such a quitter. now i envy those who hav the skill. i regret a lot of things in my childhood, come to think of it... oh well.

on Apr. 30 2010 at 12:18 am
the.kanguru GOLD, Irvine, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Why is Jesus holding a machine gun?"
"Maybe it's part of his therapy."

hehe. very clever. i can relate; i was forced through piano lessons as a kid too and now that i'm older i appreciate the skill a lot more.


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