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The Sound That Music Makes

October 5, 2009
By isabelc1011 SILVER, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
isabelc1011 SILVER, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Though much is taken, much abides; and though we are not now that strength which in old days moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; one equal temper of heroic hearts, made weak by time and fate, but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield." -Lord Alfred Tennyson

It's too quiet.
Can you play it harder?

Strum the strings until they groan, humming, buzzing in tones unknown.
Hammer your callouses down on the frets, weaving chord sets
into motifs far beyond repair.
When the skin peels off your fingers, you cannot care.

Go on, hum along.
Belt out lyrics to the song.
Let your hands pluck at the metal,
Extracting a tune, not letting it settle,
Then pounding down, slamming on the steel
Like slamming down on car brakes.
This is the sound that music makes.

When you miss a fingering,
The misstep still lingering,
You'll freeze with silence.

It will echo and it will ring.

Have you found it now?
That one chord,
That harmony of vibrations

Show me,
Louder louder louder louder.

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This article has 16 comments.

on Aug. 9 2010 at 2:28 am
SnehaChatterjee PLATINUM, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Other
45 articles 2 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Two roads diverged in the woods and I,
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference

Well written!! Keep it up. Its a very unique poem.

on Dec. 27 2009 at 12:15 am
justkasey SILVER, Oak Grove, Missouri
6 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, Which as they kiss, consume." -William Shakespere (Romeo and Juliet)

this reminds me of my best friend brad. definitely a compliment. keep it up:)

donthe said...
on Nov. 13 2009 at 11:03 am
keep on writin; I love it!

on Oct. 16 2009 at 2:31 am
Only,I PLATINUM, Taylorville, Illinois
45 articles 17 photos 123 comments

Favorite Quote:
This too shall pass.

My god that is amaizng, seriously one of THE best I have read on here, oh wow.

on Oct. 15 2009 at 5:18 pm
katie_bugg GOLD, Scott Depot, West Virginia
14 articles 14 photos 34 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But my heart, it is brighter than all the many stars in the sky"

-Edgar Allan Poe

This poem is excellent, I Love it!

on Oct. 15 2009 at 2:50 pm
SilverAngel777 BRONZE, Three Rivers, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Take life as it comes. Run when you have to, fight when you must, rest when you can."
-Elyas Machera, The Wheel of Time, By Robert Jordan

that's beautiful, i can relate to this and feel the reality of it

on Oct. 15 2009 at 11:51 am
ThereIsAlwaysHope GOLD, Belfast, Other
19 articles 0 photos 82 comments

Favorite Quote:
'Miles to go before I sleep'
- Robert Frost

this is an amazing poem. (:

on Oct. 14 2009 at 9:21 pm
music_lover PLATINUM, Park City, Utah
25 articles 0 photos 51 comments

Favorite Quote:
MY quote: "Without music, life would be absolutely pointless.... Music is my life and it always will be!"

This is a great poem! I like really really like how you describe the sounds and you used some great similies! Keep writing your poem rocks!

Duckie430 said...
on Oct. 14 2009 at 12:23 pm
Duckie430, Riverside, Rhode Island
0 articles 0 photos 228 comments

Favorite Quote:
“The secret to life is being who you are and being happy with who you are.”
"Whatever does not kill you only makes you stronger."

i like this. it flows really well & the sequence works well.

on Oct. 14 2009 at 12:13 pm
priscilla kirk, Hindsville, Arkansas
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments
i rly rly liked this poem but that last line kind of...needs some work.. other than that i just loved it!!

on Oct. 13 2009 at 3:25 pm
WritingInspirer300 BRONZE, Yonkers, New York
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
it probably would have sounded better if you said "because your so in tuno you dont care" instead of "you cannot care", but other than that the poem is a work of art

on Oct. 13 2009 at 12:23 pm
michaela BRONZE, Green Cove Springs, Florida
2 articles 0 photos 15 comments
I love this poem.

It flows so nicely...I love the rhyme sequence you used...if it is a sequence...whatever you did, I loved it.

You really captured the way music...see, I can't explain it! The sound that music makes...

The only thing I don't like is the last line, but overall, this is a great poem. 5 out of 5 stars.


on Oct. 13 2009 at 9:38 am
BrittneySamantha SILVER, Tomball, Texas
8 articles 6 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
you may say im a dreamer, but im not the only one -john lennon

veryy good poem :D i loved it!

on Oct. 12 2009 at 3:29 pm
Dr.Seuss6 BRONZE, Royal Palm Beach, Florida
2 articles 1 photo 1 comment
I agree with wednesday, all of your poem besides the few mistakes were very touching and enlightening

lexerox said...
on Oct. 12 2009 at 9:38 am
hey that was really good heres a website u guys can read my poems at

on Oct. 12 2009 at 12:52 am
perpetualwednesday BRONZE, Maricopa, Arizona
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment
I really liked this poem. You made things rhyme without sacrificing meaning. However, some parts of it sounded a bit awkward. That very last part, "show me, louder louder louder louder" seemed a bit off. Also, the "you cannot care," part didn't flow quite as nicely as the rest of that stanza. Over all, though, I thought you did very well. =]