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Blackbird MAG

October 7, 2009
By Emily Miller BRONZE, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Emily Miller BRONZE, Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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Creased fingers pluck old strings
Closed eyes
Moving lips
Blackbird sound

Old skill brought back
Old song
Old notes
Old love and care and moments

Fingers play
In the dance of home
Invisible notes

Tickle my throat
My eyes

Wrapped in blankets
Warmth flows through me
Around me
In me

Out the window
‘Round the world
In my heart
The music sounds

For some reason
I cry

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Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Oct. 10 2009 at 8:05 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi

I love this!

-Blessed Be


on Oct. 10 2009 at 12:05 pm
accio-sarcasm, Nunya Effin Business, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"To the well organized man, death is but the next great adventure."
-Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"There's nothing wrong with you. There's just a lot wrong with the world you live in."
-Chris Colfer

I agree! Great writing, beautiful poem.

Elle R. said...
on Oct. 9 2009 at 5:02 pm
I like this piece it just made me want 2 play my instraments. :)

on Oct. 8 2009 at 10:36 am
xxjosiexx143 SILVER, Lexington Twp., Maine
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this is REALLY good writing. I love it. Keep it up!

on Oct. 7 2009 at 4:56 pm BRONZE, Monroe, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is the fire and hope is what burns."

I like this. It reminds me of that bird, that music I always seem to see and hear.