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A JARVIS Ride

December 30, 2012
By Roseatta BRONZE, Merritt Island, Florida
Roseatta BRONZE, Merritt Island, Florida
4 articles 12 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullcrap"~ Russ


The timpani JARVIS
Rolling
On wheels squeaking
Wobbling and then some
The great bonging drums
Carried forthwith the playing field
Gone and then some
Rattling around
A squeak squeaking noise
Packing up
The music of the night
Lite lingering strains
Of the big drums
On that jarvis 
Hey, hope on!
Juniors pull 
They strain, strain and pull
Hop on, hop on!
We hop
Spread eagled on splintering wood
A crashing, a banging
Rattling round the corner
Laugh laughing
Woody smoke, the excitement
It burns, it's a fire
Contagious
A disease
Into the bruised sky
That purple bruised sky we stared
On the splintering wood
With that laughing fire
Burning in us
Wind whistling
A crash crashing
And a rumbling across feet tamped ground
Hop on, hop on!
And the juniors, they yell 
What now, hey, what now?
Why do we pull the fresh men?
Oh, those percs
Oh, how they worked
And worked we did
That fire burning in the arms the limbs
Pushing that JARVIS of the great bonging drums
And rewarded with a ride.


The author's comments:
This was a reminiscent piece based off of a night spent with the school band after a game. The 'JARVIS' isn't Iron Man's butler, rather a nickname we have for the platforms with wheels we use to roll the timpani and drumset onto e field during a half-time show. I was hoping to capture the excitement, the fervor, the hard work of packing up after a show and the close family relationship the percussion section has.

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on Apr. 1 2013 at 3:53 pm
Doctorbug BRONZE, Washington Island, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."` Isaiah 26:3

You captured it PERFECTLY, I could just feel the excitement in the air and the worn out bodies! AWESOME JOB!