Seven

April 25, 2010
By Michaelacorrine BRONZE, Camden, Tennessee
Michaelacorrine BRONZE, Camden, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself." -John Green


Music doesn't mean that much to me.

Except for the melodies,

The harmonies,

And the solos are nice, too.

And I suppose there's something to be said for

The crescendos that sweep their way through an orchestra,

Or cymbal rolls that begin as a whisper

But end as a shout.

There are Clarinets and Flutes

That rip their way through a lick,

Their fingers moving faster than humanly possible.

Tubas and Baritones support them with

Light, round 'bops',

As if they were imitating a stringed bass.

You have to hand it to musicians;

They take seven notes

And make entire works of art.

Just seven.

We have more fingers than that!

Seven notes that can express joy

Misery,

Bliss,

Or dismay

And any other emotion you can fathom.

Not any of that matters to me, of course, because

Music doesn't mean that much to me.

The author's comments:
I did this piece for a school assignment. The original began and ended with the line "I was never much in love with music", which was a play on another poem we used as a template that my librarian had actually gotten from an old issue of Teen Ink (with the permission of the author, of course.)

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