Violin in Childhood MAG

November 22, 2008
By Jade James-Gist, Jackson, TN

The vibration of the string resonates
against my neck –
tightening the band around
that untraceable organ I
strive to avoid feeling. The sound
of it is a sour, broken melody,
and soaks the band in a
lazy acid, not burning,
but irritating the soft skin
just enough to stop my bow.
My muscles tense beneath
my brow, frustrated. The band slackens
in relief. But an unrelenting
fear threatens to resurface –
fear of forming a habit. Laziness.
I pair it with the looming conscience
of the warden, listening from
across the hall,
and I anticipate another familiar
ache as I repeat my last cadenza.



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on Aug. 27 2009 at 2:21 am
Braidy BRONZE, Helper, Utah
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This is really amazing. you are a great writer

on May. 21 2009 at 3:53 am
Twilightnme SILVER, Anchorage, Alaska
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on May. 2 2009 at 2:36 am
Beth Thompson BRONZE, Amarillo, Texas
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That was really good, and I actually play viola, and I was thinking exactly that I could feel the vibration.



:)

Really Amazing!!!

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on Apr. 25 2009 at 12:08 am
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on Apr. 22 2009 at 9:13 pm
blackamethyst GOLD, Centerville, Ohio
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i play violin too :) cool poem

Emphy said...
on Apr. 16 2009 at 10:46 pm
wow. This is really amazing! No wonder it got published!

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that is incredible. :)

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Favorite Quote:
"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." -C.S. Lewis

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