Musical Therapy MAG

By Travis Harsin, Gilmanton, NH

Two essays, math problems, and more.
Additional homework tonight to stress me out.
I swear, it never ends no matter how hard I work.
It’s like climbing a brick wall, a wall that keeps building.

I rush upstairs, ignoring my dog’s greeting,
And settle down in my comfortable leather chair.
The computer boots up, it slowly hums to life
But not fast enough, as my fingers keep drumming


I anxiously look around my room: my sanctuary, my haven.
My frantic eyes come to focus on my old Fender.
With its dark coating, flaming frets, and shiny silver strings,
It calls me toward its lonely corner.

I pick it up, placing the strap over my head
And assume a comfortable posture.
There’s a pick on the desk; its smooth surface graces my fingertips.
I strum across the strings, all surprisingly tuned.

The sound is soothing.

I play awhile, for how long I know not,
And realize how long it’s been since last time.
I’m rusty at first, my chords sound erratic,
But soon the feeling’s natural again.

My busy mind, once fraught with worry,
Steadily begins to subside and relax.
My amp blares, all movement becoming second nature,
As I am one with the music, letting it flow through me.

When I finally set my old friend down,
My soul is relaxed and ready.
I vow to play again, once my work is finished

So I start typing.

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This article has 3 comments.

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 23 2010 at 1:57 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

This is really good!  And I can totally relate; I actually have a poem about the way piano makes me feel, and you really captured that feeling well :)

on Sep. 16 2009 at 11:18 pm
choirchic101 SILVER, Norwalk, California
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Favorite Quote:
in order for God to use all of you you have to be completely broken

i love that music does that to you whether its listening to it or playing it

moniquecheer said...
on Dec. 16 2008 at 10:12 pm
i love this. i love music too :]


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