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Holy Trinity CE Primary School

Holy Trinity CE Primary School

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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.


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