The Black and White Keys This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I sit here as the cool wave of calmness
Takes over my spirit
The white and black keys
Adjoined to each other
Space out like a perfect rhythm
The first few notes trickle down the wall
Hitting the ground, these despairing raindrops
With a harder and louder progression
Riding up the crescendo until it becomes a storm
A melancholic tempest in E minor
Thunderbolts hit here and there
Doom is here, playing its own solo
A finale’s lightning bolt hits as a pause follows
The ringing of silence is unavoidable
The war is over as sadness descends
Rain falls softer in a stagnant tempo
Softer and softer
Until it is nothing
But an eerie trickle of the black and white keys
Then came the last triumphant thunderbolt
Anticipated yet feared
And as soon as it began
The song is over

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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ColeN.Kuznia said...
Nov. 10, 2009 at 10:03 am
Good poem, good wording, and nice thought process. Good job.
Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 3, 2009 at 2:57 pm
I love this poem it was beautiful darling=]
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iluvjustinyepherox said...
Nov. 2, 2008 at 11:10 pm
this is such a wonderful poem, its so beautiful a can see it all play out in my head, probably my favorite, good job keep writing
mellimel said...
Oct. 29, 2008 at 11:35 pm
thats a really awsome descript poem kept writting!!
baby said...
Oct. 22, 2008 at 5:23 pm
this poem is really nice....
Mikki said...
Aug. 12, 2008 at 2:22 am
This is very good! Very, very well written!
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