Violin in Childhood This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 22, 2008
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.

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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PriscillaSmiles This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm
The description gave me chills..nice!(:
GirlWhoWrote said...
Oct. 16, 2011 at 11:07 am
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Paig3Cagl3 said...
Nov. 9, 2009 at 2:46 pm
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
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Braidy said...
Aug. 27, 2009 at 2:21 am
This is really amazing. you are a great writer
Twilightnme said...
May 21, 2009 at 3:53 am
That was great. Excellent Detail, really fantastic!
Beth T. said...
May 2, 2009 at 2:36 am
That was really good, and I actually play viola, and I was thinking exactly that I could feel the vibration.

Really Amazing!!!
jdtwenty11 said...
Apr. 25, 2009 at 12:08 am
thanks :]
blackamethyst said...
Apr. 22, 2009 at 9:13 pm
i play violin too :) cool poem
Emphy said...
Apr. 16, 2009 at 10:46 pm
wow. This is really amazing! No wonder it got published!
Courtney C. said...
Apr. 5, 2009 at 12:40 am
that is incredible. :)
Hannah T. said...
Apr. 3, 2009 at 11:43 pm
Oh wow. That is wonderful. :)
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