Some Kid


You say you have the passion

The desire, dedication, and discipline

The three D's to musical success

Yet you mock our conductor

While she's right there

Pay no attention to her words

Goof off during rests

Laught out loud and talk out

Right in the middle of others playing

I don't think you played

A single, solitary note

Correctly tonight

For you may have been on the pitch

You may have gotten dynamics right

You may have used correct articulation

But you didn't care enough

To count out your rests

Come in right

And confidently

With eagerness and passion

No, you're not a musician

You're just some kid with a horn