3Lines Tales: I Hate You Piano

Thank you so much to the lovely Sonya from 100 words or Less for hosting this prompt.



Jessie Orrico


1. Dear Piano, I have mixed feelings about you; in fact, I still kind of hate you because my parents made me play and practice you until I was seventeen-years-old and at times you sounded decent when I played you but mostly I was terrible at playing piano and my D refused to understand that I detested playing you.  

2. Some people are extremely talented at playing you piano but I have never been one of them even though I spent ten long years playing you; how D never understood I was awful at playing piano I don’t know, maybe he had this illusion of my talent;what’s worse, my brothers were done playing you by early Junior High, but I had to continue playing you through high school and my only consolation is I can read music well and I’m good at figuring out how to sing the harmony line in a country song.


3. I was done with you piano when D made me play piano along with his singing group; I can’t play without being able to practice even once or twice but he put me on the spot and I stumbled through trying to play this hymn D’s group was singing; I kept hitting the wrong notes and the other members of D’s group kept giving me dirty looks as if to say, ‘why are you still screwing up;’ for me that was the end of any love I had for you piano because I was humiliated and I didn’t want to pretend I could play you for church anymore or for any of D’s future singing groups; I suck okay, I’m not a piano player and I’m not one bit ashamed that I have lost what small skill I had playing piano; I’ve decided it’s better when I listen to someone with talent playing piano and appreciate you piano, that way. 


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29 thoughts on “3Lines Tales: I Hate You Piano

  1. Azul Zaffre April 14, 2016 / 1:31 am

    Among a list of other things, my dad wanted me to learn the piano–I resisted.

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    • mandibelle16 April 14, 2016 / 1:44 am

      Yeah mine regretted stopping taking it. But he has always loved choral music and classical music. I don’t mind going to the odd concert but it’s never been my cup of tea. 🙂 thanks for your thoughts Azul.


      • Azul Zaffre April 14, 2016 / 4:03 am

        I love music too–I just didn’t want to play it–and I can’t sing worth a lick!

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  2. luckyjc007 April 14, 2016 / 2:26 am

    Great post! It makes me wonder how many children were more or less forced to play the piano, but had no desire to do so.I’m sure some grew up loving it but not everyone, and everyone doesn’t have enough talent for it. Ha! Of course it does help to have one that is good condition.:)

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    • mandibelle16 April 14, 2016 / 3:17 am

      It seemed pretty much all the girls I grew up around took it and most could sit down at the piano and play whatever, many even without music. I couldn’t keep up. My parents wanted me to play it and they went out and bought a brand new piano when we were young and I know they didn’t have much money then. When you are young it’s not bad, but when the music gets harder and you’re not good at it it’s frustrating. Thanks for your thoughts Jessie. I’m glad you liked the lines 💞💐

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  3. bikurgurl April 14, 2016 / 3:58 am

    Oh! I’m so sorry you {your muse?} was forced to play piano….anything forced does not generally lead to love – just deep disgust and resentment. I saw such a sweet image – it’s so interesting with these challenges what others see. Thanks for sharing 🙂


  4. Sonya April 14, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Your lines read as if they were quite therapeutic to write. I’d love for my daughter to learn playing the piano, but she’d have to be the one to initiate it. I was forced into the performance swimming program (I think the coach talked my mother into it) because I was quite good at swimming and I absolutely hated it, so I don’t want to pass on the experience…

    “my only consolation is I can read music well and I’m good at figuring out how to sing the harmony line in a country song” – I love this line. Pretty big consolation prize, isn’t it? 🙂

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  5. rosemawrites April 14, 2016 / 9:36 am

    oh wow. what a story, Mandi. I don’t know how to play a piano, nor read notes but like you I can sing the harmony line of songs. ❤

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      • rosemawrites April 15, 2016 / 1:53 am

        though it is my dream to play one. my fave artists are great pianist too. ❤

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      • mandibelle16 April 15, 2016 / 2:09 am

        Yes, it is a weird thing. Many people wish to have music lessons while others of us are forced to have them. I much would’ve preferred art lessons or even vocal lessons. It has to be something a child is interested in, so they think it’s their choice. Hope one day u can take lessons. Even adults can 🙂

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      • rosemawrites April 15, 2016 / 2:42 am

        Yes. That is true. It has to be the kid’s choice. My parents cannot afford such when we’re young. So I was never forced to do anything. 😀

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      • mandibelle16 April 15, 2016 / 3:22 am

        Lol. I think mine scraped together enough so we could even though they were poor tot that time. Makes me guilty when I feel the way I do about it. Have a good day Rosema 🙂

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      • rosemawrites April 15, 2016 / 3:51 am

        don’t feel guilty. 🙂 you’re a kid. 😀 have a great day too! 😀

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  6. jacquelineobyikocha April 14, 2016 / 11:51 am

    This made me chuckle. My mother enrolled me in piano classes and I would skip lessons a lot of time. It took getting to be an adult and having to go and pay by myself to appreciate piano. I totally understand your vibes. Interesting story 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 April 14, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks Jacqueline. I would have felt guilty skipping lessons. When I started my family couldn’t much afford piano lessons but my parents thought it important enough. One thing I did not mention is playing a musical instrument is supposed to help you in Math. Did not work for me but you never know with others.

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  7. Priceless Joy April 14, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    That’s too bad you were forced to play piano when you hated it so much. I wish I had continued my lessons.

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    • mandibelle16 April 14, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Yeah, people either feel one way or the other. I think it was more being forced to do something I wasn’t good at. If I had some talent playing piano, I’m sure I would have liked that more 🙂 thanks for your thoughts PJ.


  8. ghostmmnc April 14, 2016 / 11:49 pm

    Being forced to learn to play piano was probably what set you off on a journey of not liking it. We had a huge old piano, but we never got any lessons. I think I can play chopsticks, though! I did take violin all through school, but I wasn’t forced to. Wish it had turned out better for you.

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    • mandibelle16 April 15, 2016 / 1:15 am

      Thanks. I did get some benefits but I think once I started playing harder pieces and realized it wasn’t my thing, my parents should have let me stop. You are right, the fact that I was made too made be pretty stubbornly set against it 🙂 Thanks for your thoughts.

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  9. Annie April 16, 2016 / 4:25 am

    I am thankful that I had never been forced to play a piano (or forced to do anything for that matter), but I do wish I could play a piano. We didn’t have a piano growing up so maybe that’s why lol. Thank you for sharing your feelings here, Mandi. ❤

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  10. magarisa April 17, 2016 / 1:49 am

    I was also forced to take piano lessons for years, so I can relate to you so well!
    These lines seem to be cathartic for you. 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 April 17, 2016 / 3:19 am

      Lol. I’m sorry you felt that way too. But then again I’m learning many people really wanted piano or musical instrument lessons and couldn’t afford them. So in some respect we should be grateful to that we can read music and perhaps pick-out a tune on the piano from the radio. Thanks for your comment.

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      • magarisa April 17, 2016 / 8:57 pm

        I am indeed grateful for being able to read music and knowing a thing or two about chords, cadences, major/minor scales and the like. 🙂

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