NaPoWriMo Day 14


Today’s prompt is to write a poem in the form of the opening scene to the movie of your life.



PIANO GIRL is seated at an upright piano
playing a monotonous finger exercise
not very well.
She makes a mistake, 
and starts again.
Soon she makes another mistake
and pounds keys in frustration.



Piano Girl groans again,
starts her exercise again,
soon makes another mistake.


		I hate this!

Piano Girl starts the exercise again,
soon makes another mistake.


		How much longer?


		Five more minutes.

Piano Girl groans,
starts the exercise again,
makes another mistake.



Poet’s note: In a perfect world (definitely not WordPress world), the above poem would show up in the American Typewriter prompt and formatted like a screenplay. The WordPress verse block will not duplicate my formatting, and I don’t have the coding savvy to correct it.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

2 responses »

    • I was taught by one of the nuns at the parochial school I attended. She was a pretty decent teacher; I was a horribly unmotivated pupil. I thought I should just play it through once or twice and then I “knew” it.
      I’m sure if you were my teacher, you would have ignited the love of practice in me. I didn’t get that until I was almost sixty–and I’ve lost it again since the pandemic.

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