A Key Problem


A Key Problem

I've practiced the piano
for just over two years
and still the sounds I make come out
aren't music to my ears.

Every key I dare to touch
sounds like a nauseous cat.
And every song I try to play
sounds even worse than that.

My Yankee Doodle Dandy
sounds a lot like Yankee Rose.
And my Chopsticks immitates the sound
of when I blow my nose.

I keep on taking lessons
on the hopes that I'll improve.
But if I don't get better soon,
my family's gonna move.

I practice through the day and night
but no improvement shows.
I'm not dumb, it's just hard
to play piano with your toes!

(C) 1998, Arden Davidson

I am trying to find a publisher or agent
to represent any or all of the stories and poems
in "A Pocketful of Rhymes".
If you know anyone that can help, or have comments,
please e-mail me.Thanks!