Tower of Power

November 5, 2008
By Faith Blocker, Pelham, AL

Our home is on rolling fields of asphalt
, where cars block us in like prison bars
, keeping the outside world away.

We are impenetrable.

The sun never rests
, so neither do we.
Our undying passion can not be denied.
Together we are one
, through the heat and the rain
, the good and the bad
, the wins and the losses.

Without each beam
, the tower would fall.
Without dedication
, the power would die.
We are guardians for a moment
, but ancestors for a lifetime.
Our one and only intention is to be part of the band.

The author's comments:
This piece is about my experiences while being a member of the Pleham High School "Tower of Power" Marching Band. During my years in the band, we have experienced ups and downs, but we are still a family.

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