3. BEING RESPONSIBLE

From Chicken Soup for the Child's Soul

3
BEING
RESPONSIBLE

Have you heard of responsibility?
It’s such a big word
But there’s not a lot to it
Haven’t you heard?
It’s when you do something
Without being asked.
It might seem hard,
But it’s not a difficult task.
You might forget to follow through.
You might want to mess around.
But to be responsible
You’ve got to buckle down.
Do what you’re told
Don’t make Mom count to three
Because everyone needs
To take responsibility.

Nicole Rinaldi, 13

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