My Tenth Summer Part One: What I Learned About Hard Work

 /   /  By Emma Birches
Stone Soup Magazine
September 2017

By Zoe Lynch

I’ve learned this week,
Something
I knew already
But not well

My mother,
She sits at her desk.
Typing.
Writing.
Scribbling furiously.
I felt sorry for her.
I thought she hated it.

My father,
He used to sit at his computer,
Frowning.
He’s good at numbers,
But he’s tired
My mom hates to build trails.
He helped her.
He learned.
He’s still learning
Everyone is.

Me,
I found two things,
They are sort of one,
Violin and poetry.
They go hand in hand
It takes a long time to do either
I love projects

We,
Found something
Something we loved to do
As long as each of us are happy,
We all are
We work at our joys,
Have fun,
Daydream.
Now I understand
It.
Makes.
Sense

Zoe Lynch My Tenth Summer Part One: What I Learned About Hard Work

Zoe Lynch, 10
West Lake Hills, Texas

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