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Ode to Color Guard

You are
Unknown to most,
A secret world
You are
Flags spinning,
Tossing, wrapping,
Sabers flying,
Rifles floating
From our hands,
To the sky
You are
Dancers dancing,
Floors unfolding,
Props set up and
Cheering crowds
You are
A deep breath in,
A long breath out,
Getting set
You are
Adrenaline pumping,
Excitement rushing
Through our hearts and minds
You are
Family,
Friendship,
Our Friday night out,
And Saturday too
You are
Our school year
And our summer
You are
Our life
You are
Color guard




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GleekGamerThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
today at 7:00 pm:
You don't know commitment until you've been in CG! ^_^ Awesome poem, awesome sport.
 
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Ella1 said...
Jan. 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm:
I like how you first describe the person you are talking about to lead up to it at the end. Good job! Would you mind reading my poem A Pink Watch, Portal, and Perpetual Sea if you get a chance? Thank you!
 
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M.Walter said...
Apr. 16, 2011 at 11:57 pm:
I love this. I was a colorguard girl and I wish i was still in highschool so I can continue being one of them.
 
EmilyMichelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 17, 2011 at 1:10 pm :
Thanks everyone! <3
 
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skysurferfan said...
Apr. 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm:
Go Guardies!  I'm not in color guard, but my sister's best friend is, and I wish I was.  It's so beautiful, but no one's ever heard of it. 
 
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torridromance said...
Apr. 16, 2011 at 10:28 am:
I love this poem! My AFJROTC has an amazing color guard team, and even though I'm not on it, I know so many people who feel this exact same way.
 
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musicprincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 4:26 pm:
I love this!! I'm on color guard and I'm coming up on this being my 3rd year so this poem just made me smile :D
 
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