What Do Y ou Do With A Problem?
What Do You Do With A Problem?
Pupils in Barn Owls Class in their public speaking class have been memorising, rehearsing and performing the extended poem 'What Do You Do With A Problem?' by Kobi Yamada.
Here's an extract from the poem:
I don't know how it happened,
but one day I had a problem,
I didn't want it. I didn't ask for it.
I really didn't like having a problem,
but it was there.
"Why is it here? What does it want?
What do you do with a problem?" I thought.
I wanted to make it go away.
I shooed it. I scowled at it. I tried ignoring it.
But nothing worked.
I started to worry about my problem.
What if it swallows me up?
What if my problem sneaks up and gets me?
What if it takes away all of my things?
I worried a lot. I worried about what would happen.
I worried about what could happen.
I worried about this and worried about that.
And the more I worried, the bigger my problem became.
I wished it would just disappear.
I tried everything I could hide from it.
I even found ways to disguise myself.
But it still found me.