A Chore to Read
By David Smith January 20, 2009
The gift to read; to read and write
How I fought it, both day and night.
Fought it constantly; did not want to learn
Discipline and humility,
Was a going concern.
To stand at attention; and ache and cry
Afraid to look,
The teacher, in the eye.
Now to read God’s Holy Word
Meditate and grow;
The stories we’ve heard.
It all comes together; as the pages are scanned
To surrender my will;
And learn what we can.
O what skill to learn to read;
Teachers I admire, to motivate in deed.
The agony and pain; to learn a new skill
The change from within,
The greatest thrill.