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In Search of the Music

Tell me Muse of a story
Of a troubled misfit
Stuck in an unfamiliar
Crazy world with which she does
Not belong in at all

In a crazy high school
All were crazy good athletes
A girl got mixed up within
She tried to get away
But kept getting pulled back

“I want to go away
To a place where I fit
I am not an athlete
I belong with music
Because here I am alone”

In her room she may hide
She also may run away
She needs to practice but
The teasing she will face
Would be too much to bear

After soccer practice
She thought she heard music
When she went to find it
The music disappeared
She listened so very hard


When she could not hear it
She told herself t’was fake
She told teammates ‘bout it
But they all laughed and laughed
Calling her pretty mean names

She heard it again after
This time she didn’t tell
She was already teased
Already humiliated
So she looked for it alone

She got close it went away
She ran back to her room
She prayed to Lina to help
She learned about Lina
Who is goddess of music



She sat in despair
That she couldn’t find it
She slowly drifted off
As she slept she dreamed
Of the mystery music

She woke very abruptly
As she woke she heard it
She decided to look
It is against the rules
To leave your room at night

She wanted to find it
She was willing to risk
Because she had to know
Who played the music
And where it had come from

The halls are monitored
So she used caution
She turns a corner and
Sees a beam of light from
A monitor and stops




She slowly creeps around
As she turns the corner
The monitor is there
She is taken outside
Going to the headmaster

She must explain herself
But she can’t tell the truth
For if she did it would
Get her in and the mystery
Person in trouble

“I could not sleep tonight
So I took a little stroll
I was only in the halls
Not anywhere else at all”
She said to the headmaster

The headmaster let her off
With a warning then sent
Her back to her bedroom
On her way she heard it
She wanted to find it




She decided not
To go back to her room
Instead she followed it
It took her up a few
Floors but she didn’t care

The higher up she went
The more her heart raced on
She could have sworn you could
Hear it beating in her
She was so nervous now

She was wondering how
No one else was awake
She was walking down the
Dark hall when she tripped
As she fell she yelled out

After that the music
Stopped and a door opened
She froze where she sat on
The floor half in pain and
Fear of who was out there




Tears started running down
The pain had really set in
The other person turned the lights
On and she saw who it
Was and was very surprised

It was the boys captain
Of the soccer team there
Standing with a look of
Worry and fear of what if
She knew his big secret

The first thing he said was
“Let me see your ankle
To make sure it isn’t
Sprained or anything okay”
He picked up her ankle

He could tell it was bad
He half carried her to
The nurse to have her look
He was right it was bad
The nurse was curious




They told her something like
The truth so they wouldn’t
Get in trouble to much
The nurse wanted the full
Story they told it mostly

“I was heading to the
Bathroom when my foot caught
On something and I fell
My roommate couldn’t help
Me because she is sick”

“Then why isn’t she here
With me then?” the nurse asked
“I told her she should come
But she didn’t think she
Needed to” I kinda lied

She was digging herself
Into a very large hole
And was taking him with
Her down in the big hole
It was that or trouble




The nurse didn’t question
Anymore she just wrapped the
Ankle and gave her crutches
And some ice to put on
Her ankle to stop pain

The nurse sent them both back
On the way back he pulled
He over under a tree
To ask her a question
To find out if she knows

“So do you know ‘bout it?”
He asked under the tree
“By it do you mean the
Music? If so I am
Not sure” she responded

“It is ‘bout the music
I need you to keep it
A secret for me please
No one can know ‘bout it.”
He sincerely pleaded




“Okay, can I tell you
A secret?” she wondered
“I also play music
Here in my room” she said
After she felt relieved

“I cannot believe this”
He exclaimed out of shock
“Let’s sit for awhile
And talk.” H said leading her over t a bench

They sat there for awhile
Just talking ‘bout themselves
And their hobbies in life
They didn’t realize that
It was already morning

They went as fast as they
Could to their bedrooms so
They wouldn’t get be seen
And so they could change clothes
They both really had fun





She had to sit out of
Practice all week since she
Sprained her ankle that night
During meals he sometimes
Will come to sit with her

When he does they can talk
Forever and not realize
That they are the only ones
Left in a room or area
She was liking him now

Not just as a friend either
They started hanging out
More than just during meals
Sometimes even till curfew
Also after curfew too

One day after practice
She suggested that they
Might meet under the tree
‘Tis a very risky idea
But he agreed to it




That night he met her by
Her room it wasn’t easy
For her to leave without
A lot of noise because
She was using crutches

Once they were outside they
Unpacked and stated to
Play they played for awhile
When they started to get
Tired so they sat and talked

They ended up waking to
The headmaster talking to
Them she took them to her
Office to get the story
They kept glancing around

In the office she started
To cry because she didn’t
Want to get in trouble
She was also embarrassed
He gave her a side hug




“We were out talking and
Playing music we’re sorry”
He explained to headmaster
This time they told the truth
Because they were worried

The headmaster lectured them
She said that she would have
To expel her for all the
Rule breaking done this month
This made her cry even more

But the headmaster did not
Even give him detention
He was very surprised by
That he also felt bad that
She got expelled for it

She was allowed to stay
For the rest of the year
But could not play in games
Or do any extra activity
It was very generous




The two of them still hung
Out it was just kind of
Awkward now for them since
It was her last year now
They played very little now

She was happy but sad
To leave because he was
Still there but she didn’t have
To be somewhere she didn’t
Like it was bitter sweet



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ISeeTheStarsThis 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...
Feb. 5 at 5:33 pm:
I really liked the story of this, but vocabulary could be checked up on a little bit, also the rhyme scheme. But i loved it! I really did! You are really good at putting emotion into things. Keep Writing!
 
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EmmaClaire0823This 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...
Dec. 2, 2013 at 9:49 pm:
This is so relatable and a really great story. The main thing I would say would be to look at vocabulary and repetition. Try to expand the vocabulary and put reason behind the repetition. 
 
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DaddysTractorGirl said...
Oct. 24, 2013 at 11:05 pm:
this is so goooooooddd keep up the fantasic work  
 
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sadesdd said...
Oct. 11, 2013 at 3:22 pm:
Awesome poem about finding yourself, and great dediction in making it long but good!
 
Jessika R. This 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. replied...
Oct. 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm :
Thanks.  The assignment said for it to be 5 pages but I did 13. 
 
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