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In their beds,
In the dark,
They sleep,
They dream,
And then they hear
That music oh-so-clear.

The flutes are dancing,
Pirouetting,
Singing a sweet melody.
Clarinets, they back the sound
Humming in pure harmony.
Mallets prancing on the keys
Of the silver xylophone,
And as they go
The trumpets slow
Coming to a lovely halt.
Lowering his magic wand
The conductor heaves a giant sigh,
And says, “Well done, my faithful friends.”

But they do not hear,
For the magic ends
When all the children awake.

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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houston said...
Jan. 27, 2015 at 11:01 am
it makes me feel i could also hear the music. fantastic, please write more like this!
 
awesomeaugust This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 10:24 am
what a lovely poem! You had the perfect word choice so that even if I couldn't exactly picture what you were talking about, I could feel and hear it which is exactly what a good poem does. I'd love to read some more of your work and if you have some time to look at some of mine that'd be great too.
 
RLJoy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 9:36 pm
this is so good! nicley written
 
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2009 at 2:00 am
Awesome! Cryptic and yet clear at the same time. Wonderful work! Keep it up!!!
 
ElizabethS. said...
Oct. 7, 2008 at 11:11 pm
In response to Jenu- It's supposed to be a dream actually, there's no real meaning, it's just meant for you imagination and enjoyment. I'm glad you liked it and I hope this helps you understand it better.
 
Jenu said...
Oct. 2, 2008 at 12:32 am
What...what is this about? What is the meaning here? It's great...and I love the imagery and all...but the meaning is very subtle and very hard to grasp...please explain!
 
latina_babii said...
Sept. 22, 2008 at 4:24 pm
i really love it....it makes me think its great.............
 
littlemelover said...
Sept. 17, 2008 at 5:40 pm
it paints a pic in my mind i can just see it
 
Mizz B said...
Sept. 17, 2008 at 5:35 pm
I like it !!! alot it sounds pretty and u have alot of good word choice! yeah its good!!
 
doopz said...
Sept. 17, 2008 at 5:34 pm
I really like it !! i think it is great
 
VIvaENO said...
Sept. 12, 2008 at 9:01 pm
I LOVE this piece!
The imagery is amazing! Great job!
 
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