Piano Keys

August 18, 2010
By zandragrey GOLD, Newton, Massachusetts
zandragrey GOLD, Newton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
If you can laugh at it, you can live with it. ~Erma Bombeck


Piano keys write out
the notes of my life,
a high-low,
tempo-changing mess of
sharps and
flats that never stops or
pauses long enough for
the winds to
get their breath and
start the mess up
over again.

In a major
(minor)
key that keeps
changing on me
without warning
I stumble through the
staccatos and
glide along the
three-quarter notes
with an ease that
any dancer would envy.

It’s a crescendo’d mess
to a b section that
softens the blow
and the slow,
downward
slide back to
the starting point,
ending with a little
flare of dramatics
and then fading
slowly into a
silence followed
by massive
applause.

The author's comments:
Written during a poetry event at my library. I played/play piano, although not all that seriously, and I couldn't help the flow of metaphores. Hope you like!

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on Jul. 11 2011 at 11:50 am
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

I really liked the way you described everything and how it flowed wonderfully. Would you mind checking out some of my stuff?

on May. 24 2011 at 6:01 pm
zandragrey GOLD, Newton, Massachusetts
13 articles 8 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you can laugh at it, you can live with it. ~Erma Bombeck

Thank you!

on May. 24 2011 at 5:47 pm
Just lovely!


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