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Music From the Heart

June 13, 2010
By justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Talent is nothing without character."

I wish the lights weren't so bright.
If only these heels weren't so tall.
I am supposed to walk slowly, but it doesn't help that my legs are trembling.
I reiterate a single line in my mind: "Don't trip."

I walk across the solid grey ocean
And finally make it to my lifeboat:
A small black chair resting on a shiny, majestic stage.
I wish I would stop trembling.

I raise my wooden companion from the ground
And now begin repeating another line in my mind: “Don’t drop your cello.”
I take a deep breath, because this shouldn’t be so hard.
Playing music from my heart is all I know.

When my bow comes to a rest, and the audience claps,
I catch a glimpse of someone standing offstage.
Her eyes are glassy and her mouth is crinkled into a wobbly smile.
I begin to repeat the line “don’t cry” to myself, but it fails this time.

I can stand with poise against bright lights and towering high-heeled shoes,
But one look at my mother’s proud face transforms me into a human garden hose.
I don’t mind this in the slightest though,
Because I’m thrilled she could be there.

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on Jul. 19 2012 at 1:35 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

I like this, shows passion. Ps. Please check out my work

on Sep. 2 2010 at 1:24 am
Mirrorxmask BRONZE, Ramsey, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes we seek that which we are not yet ready to find."-Libba Bray

I honestly wish the last three stanzas weren't there XP Not that they're bad, but I think that it's far more beautiful that way. I also didn't understand the garden hose metaphor. I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help with poetry. Editor in chief of my literary magazine I may be, poet I am not XP

Wanttodelete said...
on Sep. 1 2010 at 12:12 pm
Wanttodelete, London, Other
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Aw, it's so sweet!

The narrative style is quite intriguing- you really pulled it off. Great!

on Jul. 28 2010 at 8:43 pm
dreamer112 GOLD, Burnsville, Minnesota
14 articles 1 photo 32 comments
Your description is very beautiful. :)

on Jul. 27 2010 at 3:01 pm
amandap PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
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I love this!!!! it's absolutely beautiful the way you capture the moment into words!

on Jul. 24 2010 at 8:51 pm
justsmile164 BRONZE, New York, New York
4 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Talent is nothing without character."

thank you :)

on Jul. 24 2010 at 6:36 pm
MedievalMouse94 SILVER, Toms River, New Jersey
8 articles 3 photos 21 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A broken heart may heal with time, but even the smallest of wounds leaves a scar."

I like it :) you can feel your emotions. Theres no feeling that's quite like what comes over you when you make someone else proud.

on Jul. 24 2010 at 3:22 pm
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
30 articles 0 photos 332 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

This is good. but I feel it lacked a certain poetic flow. More like a story than a lyrical poem.

andreag said...
on Jul. 21 2010 at 3:46 pm
love this so much, great job!!

on Jul. 16 2010 at 1:12 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

awww lovelyy!!! i could feel ur own emotions throughout the poem ^^ nd i liked how u kept mentioning wat was goin on in ur head, awesomee job!!