The Ivory Chase

December 27, 2011
By Ball0fSunshin3 SILVER, Tomball, Texas
Ball0fSunshin3 SILVER, Tomball, Texas
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Find A guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heart beat, or will stay awake to watch you sleep, wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show ou off to the world when you're just in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends. Who thinks that you're just as pretty without make-up on, one who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you...The one who turns to his friends with a smile and says, "She's the one!"


I sat as rigid as a stone,
Of my song I began to think,
Embracing the song's hunting tone,
And soon the keys begin to plink,
My hands are flying o'er sleek white keys,
Begging "Attention if you please!"

Racing as a mouse from a cat,
Always staying one step ahead,
My fingers curved and never flat,
Nerves building, cheeks flushed bright rose red,
Black glistening upon each touch,
White keys played in a growing rush.

The cat pursuing its small prey,
The mouse before the cat does flee,
But the chimes shall clang as they say,
"Midnight is here, to bed with thee."
The chase is at a pause for now,
But the small mouse has yet to bow.

Blood was drawn to practice each day,
Hours and hours upon the black bench,
I sat there and had to remain,
Ripping off my thumb's soft pale flesh,
In the end it was worth the pain,
One day, the cat shall chase again.


The author's comments:
This is based off of my time practicing "The Cat and the Mouse" by Copland. It is very literal.

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